Fire extinguisher safety
By Casey Wellington
If you have a fire extinguisher in your home that hasn’t been touched in a long time, chances are it needs to be serviced. According to the Kenwood Fire Department, fire extinguishers need to be serviced annually. If left alone for too long, they can become unsafe to use and present a higher risk of failure. So check the date on your fire extinguisher today, and make sure it’s safe to use.
Fire Safety Supply in Santa Rosa can service extinguishers. They are located at 468 Yolanda Ave., Suite 201, and can be reached at www.firesafetysupply.net/ fire-extinguisher-inspection or (707) 575-9117.
In some cases, you will need to dispose of an old extinguisher that is no longer serviceable or usable. In that case, you can bring the extinguisher to your local fire department, and they will take care of it.