Does your home have a fire extinguisher? And if so, when was the last time you checked it? 

"Typical of what people are going to buy would be a store pressured fire extinguisher," shared Fire Chief, Dale Feser. "You're going to see a pressure gauge system on the exterior of the fire extinguisher."

"When you do those checks, you want to make sure the pin is in the green. That tells you that it's in the correct operating pressure. If it's anything below that, it tells you that it needs to be recharged or replaced."

"If it's over-pressured, that's also an indication that you want to bring it in for a service or discard it and replace it as well."

"As long as that indicator arrow is in the green, it should be good to go."

Fire extinguishers typically have a ten to fifteen year life span, however, checking the pressure gauge is still the best way to ensure your extinguisher is ready should you need it.

 "Transport Canada dictates service and lifespan of fire extinguishers. Some of them have to go in for what is called a hydro-static testing which is a non-destructive test to make sure that materials used in the construction of the fire extinguisher are going to be able to withstand the operating pressures."n

"When in doubt, you'll want to take it to a local service vendor whether it be a safety company like TS&M Fire and Safety or Carson Safety and they'll take a look over the extinguisher ad they'll tell you whether or not it requires a hydro-static test or not."

More Local News

The B&T Gun Show Back For Its 6th Year

One could make the argument that the safest place in Estevan was at the B&T Gun Show this weekend. The Floors were jam-packed with hunters, sportsmen, and enthusiasts. The Wylie Mitchell Hall was…

Southeast College to Implement Business Management Essentials Program

Southeast College has plans to implement a Business Management Essentials program. Dion McGrath, President, and CEO of Southeast College shared some highlights of their plans in a media release on…

There Was A 78% Increase In Workplace Fatalities Last Year According To WCB

The Workers Compensation Board of Saskatchewan has released some of there injury and fatality numbers for the year 2018. While the ten-year average has seen a steady decline in the number of…

Changes That Simplify Payments To Foster Parents

The Saskatchewan Foster Families Association is applauding the Saskatchewan Government's announcement that they will simplify the payment structure for foster families. Currently, foster families…

Autism Funding Comes Up Short

With the recently released budget, the provincial government bumped the number of funding families with children with autism under the age of six receive. The funding is being increased from $4,000 a…

Envision Counseling Get's A Boost With Budget

In the 2019-20 Provincial Budget, it will include a strong focus on mental health. Funding for targeted mental health and addictions initiatives ins increasing by nearly $30 million in this budget to…

C.U.P.E Not Happy With The Provincial Budget

With the provincial budget released on Wednesday, there were cheers and boos from all corners of the province, one group that has almost nothing good to say about the budget is the Canadian Union of…

EPS Deal With Multiple Calls Last Night

The Estevan Police Service had another steady night last night with issues ranging from assault to theft there was no shortage of work for the boys in blue. Sgt. Tyler McMillan gave us some of the…

The EPS Make One Arrest for Assault Last Night

The Estevan Police Service was busy making the rounds last night, The intense hockey game kept most peoples attention for the night however there were a few incidents of note. Sgt.Tyler McMillan.…

Saskatchewan's Population On The Rise

The population in Saskatchewan is on the rise and has been since at least 2007. The population grew by 11,459 people in 2018 to 1,168,423 according to new figures released by Statistics Canada. The… is Estevan's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide