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55 Pa. Code § 6400.111. Fire extinguishers.

§ 6400.111. Fire extinguishers.

 (a)  There shall be at least one operable fire extinguisher with a minimum 2-A rating for each floor, including the basement and attic.

 (b)  If the indoor floor area on a floor including the basement or attic is more than 3,000 square feet, there shall be an additional fire extinguisher with a minimum 2-A rating for each additional 3,000 square feet of indoor floor space.

 (c)  A fire extinguisher with a minimum 2A-10BC rating shall be located in each kitchen. The kitchen extinguisher meets the requirements for one floor as required in subsection (a).

 (d)  A fire extinguisher shall be listed by Underwriters Laboratories or approved by Factory Mutual Systems.

 (e)  A fire extinguisher shall be accessible to staff persons and individuals.

 (f)  A fire extinguisher shall be inspected and approved annually by a fire safety expert. The date of the inspection shall be on the extinguisher.


   The provisions of this §  6400.111 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595.

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