Henrichsen's Fire & Safety Equipment Co.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1964
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Licensed by the City of Chicago

The State Fire Marshal's Office

Suburban Municipalities

National Fire Protection Association

Annual Fire Extinguisher Certification & Inspection
Commercial - Industrial

Standards that affect YOU
NFPA 10, Portable Fire Extinguishers

Installation, Inspection &

Maintenance of Fire Extinguishers

Since 1964, Henrichsen's Fire & Safety has been providing companies like yours with fire extinguishers & equipment, installation, maintenance & testing, recharging, and annual service. Our clients include large commercial industries, as well as small businesses.

Annual inspection is performed at your facility in accordance with NFPA 10 and Illinois State Fire Codes. One of our qualified trained technicians will inspect and service your fire extinguishers and provide you with the fire equipment coverage your company requires according to fire codes for your city and insurance regulations. Our many years of experience will allow us to determine exactly what type of fire extinguisher would work best for your specific location, and where the fire extinguishers should be placed for maximum safety.

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We Service....

  • Many school districts
  • Large Companies
  • Small Business
  • Storage Facilities
  • Medical Office
  • Management Properties
  • Restaurants

NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers

1.1* Scope. The provisions of this standard apply to the selection, installation, inspection, maintenance, and testing of portable extinguishing equipment. 1.1.1 Portable fire extinguishers are intended as a first line of defense to cope with fires of limited size. 1.1.2 The selection and installation of extinguishers is independent of whether the building is equipped with automatic sprinklers, standpipe and hose, or other fixed protection equipment. (See 5.5.5,,, and 1.1.3 The requirements given herein are minimum. 1.1.4 The requirements do not apply to permanently installed systems for fire extinguishment, even where portions of such systems are portable (such as hose and nozzles attached to a fixed supply of extinguishing agent). Back to Top

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Inspection Checklist In
 accordance with
  • Inspection of cylinder for physical damage or tampering
  • Check gauge for correct cylinder pressure
  • Inspection of nozzle, valve and hose assemblies
  • Check for broken or missing seals and pull rings
  • Note all hydrostatic test and 6-year dates
  • Record of all necessary corrective actions
  • List type of service required for the next year.

Annual Service
Annual service is intended to give maximum assurance that the extinguisher will operate safely and effectively. It includes all topics covered in our inspection, and any necessary repair, replacement and/or testing. A tag is securely fastened identifying the service technician having performed the service.

6-Year Maintenance
Stored pressure extinguishers must be emptied and put through a full internal inspection and appropriate maintenance procedures, every six years from the manufacture date. Including a thorough examination of all mechanical parts, extinguishing agent and expellant. A label marking the 6 year inspection is placed on the extinguisher.

Hydrostatic Testing
Periodic test mandated by NFPA requiring highly specialized test equipment to ensure the integrity of an extinguisher or cylinder at its listed operating pressure. Dry chemical, Halon and other clean agent extinguishers are to be hydro tested at 12 year intervals. High-pressure carbon dioxide extinguishers are to be tested at 5 year intervals. Once these extinguisher have gone through the 12 year hydro testing a special label is placed on the extinguisher showing the year of the test.

Types of Extinguishers
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Our office personnel are here to assist you during our regular business hours of 7:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. No voice mails, no recorded messages, just the personal touch of a real person who is concerned for you and your needs. If we don't have the answer, we will find it out for you. If we do not offer the work you require we will help you get in contact with someone that can help you..

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Henrichsen's Fire & Safety Equipment - 563 N Wolf Road, Wheeling, IL 60090 - Ph 847-459-7877 / Fax 847-459-8144