FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When it comes to fire extinguishers, who makes the rules?
As with many aspects of the world we live in, there are many
administrative agencies that contribute to regulating fire extinguishers. Some examples are listed below for your information.
- National Fire Protection Association(NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers)
- Federal Department of Transportation(CFR 49 173.309)
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (CFR 29 1910.157)
- Compressed Gas AssociationCGA C-1 (hydrostatic testing)
- American National Standards Institute (ANSI/UL 1803)
- State and Local Fire Officials(AHJ- Authority Having Jurisdiction)
(AHJ) The organization, office, or individuals responsible for approving equipment,
materials, and installation, or a procedure. Summed up, your local government agency in charge by law, usually the State Fire Marshall or local Fire Chief
(or his/her designee) generally has the final say in the interpretation of applicable codes.
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