Fire extinguishers and hoses are the foundation for every effective fire protection solution. As such, there are a variety of local, state and national codes that require all commercial, industrial, institutional, and multifamily residential facilities to have appropriate portable fire extinguishers installed and properly maintained.
The following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publications serve as the basis for detailing minimum requirements:
The five basic requirements for compliance are:
A facility owner is required to provide accessible areas appropriate for fire extinguishers that are clearly identified. Secure Fire & Safety will assist in analyzing the hazards within a facility and selecting appropriate types, sizes, and locations for each fire extinguisher and hose.