AT LEGACY FIRE our goal is to assist our clients by providing KNOWLEDGE, EQUIPMENT; MAINTENANCE and SUPPORT with respect to their life safety and property protection needs, keeping your facility in compliance with local and national code requirements
PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS are one of the best and most cost effective devices you can install for localized fire suppression. When used properly a portable fire extinguisher can extinguish a small fire or keep the fire contained until the fire department can respond. Always notify the fire department at the onset of a fire; don’t wait to see if the extinguisher can do the job.
We offer the following services:
SALES & INSTALLATION Whether you are in the process of a building a new project or moving into an existing facility, let our extinguisher specialist use their expertise to determine the best location & equipment for your extinguisher needs. Please contact us for property specific requirements or to have us complete a site survey. We also can handle all your extinguisher cabinet needs.
SERVICE AND INSPECTION We service and maintain all brands and types of portable fire extinguishers.
All fire extinguishers are required by NFPA 10 and local authorities to be inspected annually. Our service includes, emptying and internally inspecting the extinguisher, reassemble and recharge. O-rings and valve stems replaced on an as needed basis. Let one of our certified technicians ensure your extinguishers are up to code and standards with an onsite visit.
TRAINING We offer On-Site safety training classes the teach proper handling and use of portable fire extinguishers utilizing a “live fire” extinguishment experience. This allows the trainee to understand how to properly use the extinguisher as well as the knowledge of how the equipment operates giving the operator confidence if the need ever arises.
Useful Fire Extinguisher Info
HOW: The P.A.S.S. METHOD is the industry standard or safe and proper operation of a portable held extinguisher.
PULL Pull the pin that is on the handle
AIM Aim the fire extinguisher nozzle or hose low and focus on the base fo the fire
SQUEEZE Squeeze or press the handle
SWEEP Sweep the extinguisher nozzle or hose from side to side at the base of the fire until you put out the fire. Closely monitor the area, if the fire re-ignites, begin the process again.
Keep in mind; the extinguisher has limited capacity. If the fire gains intensity or is burning out of control EVACUATE THE AREA IMMEDATELY and wait for the fire department to arrive.
- Locate the closest safe exit point
- Keep a safe distance from the fire (approx. 5 to 6 feet)
- Avoid direct exposure to smoke inhalation
TYPES:There are different types of extinguishers for specific exposures:
- Class A:Ordinary combustible materials, such as wood, cloth, paper, and many plastics
- Class B:Flammable liquids, combustible liquids, petroleum greases, tars, oils, oil-based paints, solvents, lacquers, alcohols and flammable gases
- Class C:Energized electrical equipment
- Class D:Combustible metals, like magnesium, titanium, zirconium, sodium, lithium and potassium
- Class K:Combustible cooking media (vegetable or animal oils and fats)