Fire Extinguishers for Texas Businesses
The fire code of Texas has some specifics that aren’t stated nationally. Making sure of these specifics allows you to stay compliant with the Texas fire code. With fire codes being different in every state, learning how to do fire extinguisher inspections online is usually not the best bet. Always get a licensed fire extinguisher company to help you be compliant with Texas fire code.
The 2 Main Texas Fire Code Rules You Should Know
The Texas fire department states “Section 1003.3.3 Horizontal projections. Structural elements, fixtures or furnishings shall not project horizontally from either side more than 4 inches (102 mm) over any walking surface between the heights of 27 inches (686 mm) and 80 inches (2032 mm) above the walking surface.” Only Oval Brand fire extinguishers always comply with the IFC Section 1003.3.3 protruding object guidelines as they are applied to surface mounted fire extinguisher sizes 5 lbs and large. This rule allows for the safe movement of people during emergencies and easy access to equipment for everyone.
The Chief of Fire Prevention and Inspection, Samuel Pena’s office regulates which type of structures must be protected by fire extinguishers. It is common knowledge that most commercial buildings have fire extinguisher systems that work to prevent fire damage. However, many do not realize how important these fixtures are in case of a fire. Fires are a threat to any Texas business, no matter the industry. Some businesses are more at a threat like restaurants due to the nature of their work. Improper setup or depressurized fire extinguishers can prove costly to the business owner and community.
Each fire code rule and change are crucial when it comes to safety. Fire service companies like ours, make sure you stay compliant with the most current rules and keep your business safe during emergencies. With some buildings closed to each other in the downtown areas, fires can spread and damage multiple businesses at a time. Make sure to have your fire extinguishers always checked and ready for your type of business.