Extinguishers should be placed in an accessible area—not near the engine or in a compartment, but where they can be reached immediately. Be sure you know how to operate them.
Check all extinguishers annually to make sure they are fully charged. Extinguishers must be maintained in usable condition and should be serviced at least every two years. Refer to the label for additional servicing information. You also should inspect extinguishers regularly to ensure the following.
- Seals and tamper indicators are not broken or missing.
- Pressure gauges or indicators read in the operable range.
- There is no physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzles.