LVC’s Portable Fire Extinguisher Program

October 9-15, 2022 is National Fire Prevention Week and LVC takes pride in providing our customers with fire protection services and education to protect people and property, as well as prevent business interruptions.

Our portable fire extinguisher solutions are a prime example. LVC specializes in the sale, testing, inspection and maintenance of portable fire extinguishers for a wide variety of commercial and multi-unit residential applications. Our lineup ranges from 2.5-pound handheld portables to 350-pound wheeled units.

A portable fire extinguisher is your first line of defense to put out a fire. But the proper placement, size and type of each fire extinguisher is vital for adequate protection. Our fire protection specialists can perform site surveys and risk assessments to create a customized plan that ensures your facility is protected and code compliant—including the scheduling of required testing, inspections and maintenance.

We are members of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and NAFED (National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors), and our service technicians are NFPA, NAFED, and factory trained, equipping them to keep your facility safe and up to code.

We service fire extinguishers on site for our partners to ensure uninterrupted fire protection and the ultimate in customer convenience. We also offer fire extinguisher education including lectures and hands-on live fire training. Classes are customized to the needs of your facility. Training is important because no one faced with a fire should have to stop and figure out how a portable fire extinguisher works before combatting the blaze.

Fire Extinguisher Fast Facts:

Fires are classified as A, B, C, D, or K based on the substance fueling the fire. Portable extinguishers are classified by the type of fires they are designed to extinguish.

Fire extinguishers come in different sizes—measured in pounds—that reflect the amount of fire-fighting chemical inside the tank.

Fire extinguishers should be placed where they are easily accessible and visible.

With proper inspection and maintenance, portable extinguishers can be long-lasting, reliable fire-stopping options. Monthly inspections are a great first step you can do yourself to make sure your portable is ready to go in case of emergency.

Monthly fire extinguisher inspections should confirm:

  1. The extinguisher is easily accessible.
  2. The pressure gauge is in the green area or operable position.
  3. The tank is full (lift or weigh extinguisher).


Also look for corrosion, rust, and dents. And check the hose for cracks, tears, holes, and punctures. Make sure the pin is present and the hose is clear. Finally, check the date of the last professional inspection and required maintenance—call LVC now if you’re getting close to the next service.

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