10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers


Select, use, and maintain portable fire extinguishers that are appropriate to the hazard. Apply NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

Portable fire extinguishers are a critical first line of defense against small fires. For the best protection, be sure to select, use, and maintain extinguishers using the latest requirements as presented in the most up-to-date edition of NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.

The 2018 edition includes clarified provisions for:

  • Electronic monitoring
  • Obsolete extinguishers
  • Extinguishers installed in areas containing oxidizers
  • Extinguisher signs
  • Extinguisher mounting equipment and cabinets

Other recent changes expand the Standard’s scope:

A new requirement addresses maintenance of hose stations that are used in lieu of extinguishers. The fire classification marking system is expanded to include markings for extinguishers rated for Class AC and Class AK, while removing information on obsolete equipment.

Guard against small fires with NFPA 10, your all-in-one resource for portable fire extinguisher.

Whether you’re a servicer, facility manager or owner, or technician, you can depend on this important Standard for current, comprehensive rules for the distribution, placement, maintenance, operation, and inspection of equipment – as well as testing and recharging.

Order today and help extinguishers maintain their record of effectiveness in protecting people and property from fire.

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