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General FAQs


I am wondering the date of a fire extinguisher's manufacture?

How do you read the fire extinguisher ratings?


Installation FAQs


Can a fire extinguisher be stored in an automobile?

Can fire extinguishers be stored in a horizontal position? What is proper fire extinguisher storage?

Do First Alert® fire extinguishers come with a mounting bracket and mounting hardware?


Maintenance FAQs


Where can recharge my rechargeable fire extinguisher?

Can First Alert® send a replacement safety tag?


Usage FAQs


What is the difference between a rechargeable and non-rechargeable fire extinguisher?

How do you recommend to clean fire extinguisher residue after using a fire extinguisher?

What is a fire extinguisher life expectancy?

The gauge on my unused fire extinguisher is in the red-what should I do?

My fire extinguisher appears to be almost empty-will it still work?

What do I do if the pin does not pop back up on my unused fire extinguisher?

Can I test my fire extinguisher by discharging a small amount?

Please explain proper fire extinguisher use. How do I use the fire extinguisher to put out a fire?