Fire extinguishers are invaluable to commercial facilities anywhere in the world, including in Laurel, Maryland. Whether it is a hospital, warehouse, office building, restaurant, or school, fire extinguishers put out more fires per year than might be imagined, saving businesses from high losses. Although fire extinguisher units might not come into use frequently (thankfully,) they should always be ready to meet the need. If you are in need of professional fire extinguisher services in Laurel, Maryland, be sure to contact Fireline Corporation!
Fireline is a comprehensive and innovative fire protection company that has served Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia since 1947. It is family-owned and operated and now in its third generation of leadership under Anna Waters Gavin. Ms. Gavin has served in various leadership positions for organizations like the National Independent Fire Alarm Distributors, the Fire Suppression System Association, and the Life Safety Alliance. Fireline has become one of the most renowned fire protection systems distributors in the country and continues to strive for excellence in protecting lives.
Fire Extinguisher Products
When acquiring fire extinguishers for your commercial premises, one needs to consider what size and type would be most suitable. Fire extinguishers can be incredibly portable and lightweight, or they could be industrial-sized and on wheels. A professional can help prescribe the right size for your building. He will also prescribe the right type, which could be one of Classes A, B, C, D, or K, or a combination of these options. Class A deals with common fires fueled by fabric, wood, plastic, etc., while Classes B, C, and D handle flammable liquid, electrical fires, and combustible metals, respectively. One will find Class K units in commercial kitchens.
Fire Extinguisher Services
Fire extinguishers require routine inspections and testing. Inspections can be done in-house, although you may want trained personnel to perform it. Inspections could be weekly and monthly and involve checking that the exterior is intact. Criteria include:
- Intact tamper seal.
- Visible nameplate.
- No dents.
- Full unit.
- Valid maintenance tag.
- Full charge.
- Highly-visible placement.
Fire extinguisher testing requires a fire protection professional to hydrotest each unit on a schedule. Some units will require the test either once a year or every five, six, or twelve years. Fireline employees perform all hydrotesting in their DOT-certified maintenance shop. Fireline never subcontracts their services, and some companies even use them for such services.
Fireline’s Training Program
Fireline also offers a fire extinguisher training program to equip a company’s employees with the knowledge and experience necessary to take down fires should any arise. The ability to wield the extinguisher is essential, which is why Fireline had the forethought to include it in their comprehensive fire extinguisher services.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.