Safe Boating: Fire Extinguisher Maintenance


Inspect extinguishers monthly:


  • Make sure seals and tamper indicators are not broken or missing.


  • Make sure pressure gauges or indicators read in the operable range. (CO2 extinguishers do not have gauges and instead must meet a minimum weight requirement.)


  • Inspect for obvious physical damage, rust, corrosion, leakage or clogged nozzles. Fire extinguishers that do not satisfy these requirements or have been partially emptied must be replaced or recharged.


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