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Fire Protection Can Help You Meet All of Your Fire Extinguisher Requirements in Edmonton & Surrounding Areas

Effectively managing and preventing fire hazards in Edmonton is crucial for the safety of your property. Our range of fire protection services emphasizes the significance of utilizing portable fire extinguishers to swiftly control and suppress minor fires before they escalate into significant threats.

A portable fire extinguisher is an active fire protection device equipped with a compressed agent, like water or carbon dioxide, to extinguish or minimize small fires. These handheld or wheeled devices are strategically designed for use during the early stages of a fire. It's important to note that once a fire becomes substantial, more than relying on a fire extinguisher may be required.

Our comprehensive fire protection services include providing various fire extinguisher classes, each tailored to specific fire types and equipped with appropriate agents. Here's a breakdown of the classes and their applications:

Class A: Common combustibles - uses ABC dry chemical, water, foam, halogenated, or clean agents.

Class B: Flammable liquids - uses ABC dry chemical, BC dry chemical, foam, halogenated agents, carbon dioxide, or clean agents.

Class C: Electrical equipment - uses ABC dry chemical, BC dry chemical, halogenated agents, carbon dioxide, or clean agents.

Class D: Combustible metals - uses dry powder.

Class K: Cooking fats and oils - uses wet chemicals.

Inspections and regular maintenance are integral to the effectiveness of fire extinguishers. Inspection cycles include monthly and annual checks, with additional tests based on the extinguisher type. Some common deficiencies identified during inspections include improper type and number, inadequate distribution, blocked or inaccessible extinguishers, expired units, failure to maintain, lack of inspection records, and insufficient employee training.

Our comprehensive range of services extends beyond inspections and maintenance, including system installations and repairs.

Inspection Cycles

Fire extinguishers require monthly and annual inspections and maintenance. Additional tests and inspections are needed based on your fire extinguisher type.  

Carbon dioxide and water extinguishers require a 5-year hydrostatic test.  

Cartridge-operated and stored-pressure extinguishers only require a 12-year hydrostatic test.

Stored-pressure extinguishers require a 6-year inspection, during which all their internal components are replaced.

Common Deficiencies

A deficiency is identified during regular inspections when the devices and components do not meet acceptable standards. Here are a few commonly found deficiencies for fire extinguishers:

Improper type and/or number

Inadequate distribution throughout the facility

Blocked or inaccessible fire extinguishers

Expired fire extinguishers

Failure to maintain fire extinguishers

Lack of inspection records

Insufficient employee training

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When purchasing a fire extinguisher, please be sure you are buying the proper extinguisher for the environment you wish to protect. At Fire Protection Inc., we have professionals that can guide you through determining your fire extinguisher needs. We are able to come to your location and determine the types and areas where a fire extinguisher would be required, always by NFPA and Alberta Fire Codes.

We proudly supply fire extinguishers from the following brands:

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Related Services

Our other related services are

Inspection & maintenance 

System installations 


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