Fire Extinguisher Information

Fire Extinguisher Selection

Note: Extinguisher requirement may change with occupancy/hazard classification.

  • A minimum 5 lb ABC fire extinguisher is required.
  • Maximum travel distance is 75 feet to an extinguisher
  • A K-type extinguisher is required in all commercial kitchens.

Fire Extinguisher Placement

  • Fire extinguishers shall be located in conspicuous locations where they will be readily accessible and immediately available for use.
  • These locations shall be along normal paths of travel. The maximum travel distance to an extinguisher shall be 75 feet.
  • Within 30 feet of commercial cooking equipment.
  • On each floor of the structures or building.
  • In areas where flammable or combustible liquids are stored, used or dispensed.
  • In special-hazard areas.

Fire Extinguisher Mounting

  • Mount fire extinguishers in a visible location with the top of the extinguisher no higher than 5 feet and the bottom of the extinguisher no less than 4 inches from the floor.
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