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Why it’s Crucial to Have a Functional Fire Extinguisher

The difference between having a working and broken-down fire extinguisher can sometimes mean the whole world. As fire extinguishers are not only a desirable, but a necessary precaution for everyone in today’s world, so is their inspection. It must be regular and thorough, because all homeowners, property owners and other individuals need to think about safety first.

You never know if a fire is going to break out, and that is why it’s best to stay safe, knowing your fire extinguisher units are in place and ready for any type of fire emergency. Other precautions need to be taken as well, but properly choosing your fire extinguishers in Orange County when it comes to the type and layout is crucial.

Staying safe during emergencies

One of the most important aspects of keeping safe is choosing the best type of fire extinguisher. Not only does this include choosing the right type for your home, but also the right brand to best suit your needs. This needs to be done while keeping in mind that some fire extinguisher manufacturers have produced faulty series of units.

This all goes back to an incident which occurred in 2014, when a car crash was fatal for a 22-year-old man in Pennsylvania. A fire occurred in the crash and there was immediate response from the gathered people, trying to rescue him. However, the fire extinguisher and fire sprinklers at the scene malfunctioned, costing the young man his life.

This case isn’t an isolated event of fire extinguisher malfunction. There have been reports of damaged property, injuries during handling of fire extinguisher and other cases of repair sprinkler malfunction, a total of over 500 cases. The faulty extinguishers in question were manufactured by Kidde, which has since recalled a total of 134 models, manufactured between 1973 and 15 August 2017, also including some models recalled in 2009 and 2015.

This is why the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has made the now already famous decision to recall as many as over 40 million fire extinguisher units with potential faultiness. The list of all recalled models can be found here, and it includes not only types found in homes, but also vehicles. It is important for all people who own a fire extinguisher to check the serial number on their unit and compare it with the public list.

Choosing the right type of extinguisher

When choosing a fire extinguisher for your home or vehicle, ask for help from professionals. Red Truck Fire & Safety Company can provide you with the best advice on which type to use. The range of products includes only the highest quality units from renowned brands, such as Ansul, Amerex, Badger and others! Don’t worry about rating, capacity or size.  We will look at your property and make recommendations accordingly. We offer only certified and trusted models.

Quality fire extinguishers Orange County

If you are looking for a new fire extinguisher for your property, or need to check the existing ones, call Red Truck Fire & Safety Company for the best estimate. Our certified and experienced technicians will find the best solution for your needs.  Call 800-973-3878 today!


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