Summit Fire and Safety Equipment

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Monthly Checks
National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standard requires an inspection of every portable extinguisher be made at least once every month. The monthly fire extinguisher inspection, described in NFPA 10, is a quick check to be reasonably sure that the unit is fully charged. Allowing Summit Fire to perform this inspection can save companies money, and improve safety.

Each extinguisher receives a metal or plastic tag (
in addition to the annual tag), which we punch each month to indicate inspection and the customer can receive full monthly reports. The company’s contact person (safety manger, maintenance engineer, etc.) can be contacted before we perform any required corrective action; or, if the customer prefers, we will correct problems as we encounter them.

Customers who use Summit for this service have extinguishers ranging from fewer than ten, to several hundred units.

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Yearly Maintenance
This maintenance is more involved than the monthly inspection, and requires a professional fire extinguisher service. An annual tag, or label, is attached to each extinguisher passing yearly maintenance. This tag is required by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA); the agency that provides the fire code adopted and enforced by the state of Tennessee.

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Internal Maintenance
NFPA 10 requires that most extinguishers (common dry chemical stored pressure units) receive internal maintenance every six years. Other types (water, CO2, etc) have their own internal maintenance tables.

We perform internal maintenance on your extinguishers at our fully equipped shop where we have a complete inventory of parts, tools, and test equipment instead of in a van or in the back of a truck. Of course, we leave loaner extinguishers to temporarily replace those being taken away for internal maintenance, so you maintain a full complement of extinguishers.

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Hydrostatic Testing
NFPA 10 requires that most extinguishers (common dry chemical stored pressure units) receive internal maintenance including a hydro-static test every twelve years. Other types (water, CO2, etc) have their own hydrostatic test tables.

We perform hydrostatic testing on your extinguishers at our fully equipped shop where we have a complete inventory of parts, tools, and test equipment instead of in a van or in the back of a truck. Of course, we leave loaner extinguishers to temporarily replace those being taken away for testing, so you maintain a full complement of extinguishers.

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Recharge
We recharge your extinguishers at our fully equipped shop, where we have a complete inventory of parts and tools. Of course, we leave loaner extinguishers, to temporarily replace those being taken away for recharge, so you maintain a full complement of extinguishers.

Summit Fire should be called to refill your extinguishers immediately after use! When an extinguisher is discharged, even a little, the valve no longer seals in the dry gas expellant; moisture enters, causing the chemical agent to “cake” and solidify into a hard concrete like substance, doing irreparable damage to the extinguisher. If this happens, the extinguisher must be condemned and replaced, which adds to expense. Having your fire extinguisher recharged as quickly as possible saves you money! Another reason for having extinguishers recharged as quickly as possible is that state fire code demands it.