Select, use, and maintain portable fire extinguishers that are appropriate to the hazard. Apply the 2018 edition of NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Portable fire extinguishers are a critical first line of defense against small fires. For the best protection, be sure to select, use, and maintain extinguishers using the latest requirements as presented in the most up-to-date edition of NFPA 10.
The 2018 edition includes clarified provisions for:
Other recent changes expand the Standard’s scope:
- Electronic monitoring
- Obsolete extinguishers
- Extinguishers installed in areas containing oxidizers
- Extinguisher signs
- Extinguisher mounting equipment and cabinets
A new requirement addresses maintenance of hose stations that are used in lieu of extinguishers. The fire classification marking system is expanded to include markings for extinguishers rated for Class AC and Class AK, while removing information on obsolete equipment.
Guard against small fires with the new NFPA 10, your all-in-one resource for portable fire extinguishers.
Whether you’re a servicer, facility manager or owner, or technician, you can depend on this important Standard for current, comprehensive rules for the distribution, placement, maintenance, operation, and inspection of equipment—as well as testing and recharging.