What are the maintenance requirements for my fire extinguishers?

  1. Monthly Inspection by building owner, occupant, or his/her authorized agent
  2.  Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection
  3.  Internal (6-year) Fire Extinguisher Maintenance (also referred to as Tear Down)
  4. Hydrostatic Testing every 12 years (5 years for vehicle-mounted and some others)

Annual, Internal Maintenance, and Hydrostatic testing must be performed by a licensed fire extinguisher service company, such as Best Fire Equipment.
Fire extinguishers mounted on vehicles, such as cars, trucks, or forklifts, must have internal maintenance performed concurrently with hydrostatic testing which must be done every 5 years.