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NFPA 10 STD For Portable Fire Extinguishers

NFPA 10 (Portable Fire Extinguishers)

Fire Extinguisher Inspections for NV State

Nevada used to conduct inspections every three years. Inspections are now done annually to ensure the safety of employees in businesses.Maintenance must be performed annually to ensure that all parts are in working order. Extinguishers are opened and the powder checked. Recharging is done once per year. The company performing the service tags the fire extinguisher with the date of service, license number and signature. These tags must be approved by the State Fire Marshall prior to being used. A collar punched with the current year is affixed to the fire extinguisher. The manufacturer’s label on the fire extinguisher must remain in clear sight. Business owners are required to do visual checks of all fire extinguishers monthly. If a new portable fire extinguisher has been purchased a receipt must be kept to prove the purchase date.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)


Guidelines for Fire Extinguishers, Cabinets, and Fire Hose/Valve Cabinets


The following guidelines should be used when fire extinguisher cabinets, fire hose/valve cabinets, and other fire protection cabinets are located in public accommodations and commercial facilities subject to Title III of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)



Wall Projections:
ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) specify that objects projecting from walls with their leading edges between 27″ and 80″ above the finished floor shall protrude no more than 4″ into walks, corridors, passageways, or aisles. Objects mounted with their leading edges at or below 27″ may protrude any amount.



Mounting Heights:
ADA Guidelines specify reach ranges for building occupants who require access to equipment such as fire extinguishers and other fire safety devices. For an unobstructed approach, the maximum forward reach is 48” above the floor if a front approach to the equipment is the only option for accessing the equipment. For example, the fire extinguisher top handle is 48″ above the floor. 54” is the maximum height if a side approach is possible.



The actual mounting heights for cabinets housing this equipment can be determined by reviewing the exact dimensions of the specified cabinet.