Portable Fire Extinguishers Save Lives

John Larkin, ESC Senior Partner (image)
John Larkin, Senior Partner
There’s no doubt that it costs money to purchase, test, and maintain portable fire extinguishers. And if you place them in public accessible locations, such as retail stores, even apartment buildings, there’s always the issue of theft or vandalism.

First, it was reported in a blog called en-Gauge that over 5 million lives were saved by portable fire extinguishers in 2010 in the United States alone! So again I ask, is it worth the time and expense required to purchase, mount, test, and maintain fire extinguishers in your facility? Not only is it a moral and ethical thing to do, but it’s required by most if not all local, county, and state governments across this nation.

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Outdoor portable fire extinguisher mounted between gas pumps.
One of the biggest concerns that professionals have in regard to what fire extinguisher to use on what type of fire is misapplication. For example, using a water-type fire extinguisher on an electrical fire can result in severe injury or death to the person using the extinguisher. It’s important to assure that the right fire extinguisher is mounted in the right spot, which by itself is not all of the answer.

The other part of the solution is to simply know what works and where to use it, hence ESC is providing the following offer:

Free Download: How to Choose the Right Fire Extinguisher |  #ESC_LLC #FireExtinguisher #NFPA #Download | To indiscriminately purchase a single size/type of portable could actually introduce an element of risk that could mean the expansion of a fire in progress, or it could result in the death of the person that’s trying to put the fire out. Send an email to offer1001@tpromo.com with the word “offer” in the subject line and you’ll receive a link almost immediately.

ESC Logo (image)“If you need help with selecting the right portable fire extinguisher for your facility, one of ESC’s portable fire extinguisher professionals will be glad to assist you,” says John Larkin, ESC Senior Partner. “We’ll ask you some questions and we’ll give you the answers you need based on a room-by-room analysis.”

Allan Colombo, ESC Media Director
Allan Colombo, ESC Media Director
Email: ESC@Tpromo.Com

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