Where To Get Fire Extinguisher

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nomad girl's Comment
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My fire extinguisher is expired. Where do I go to get an updated one? I can't get it from the company because all the ones they carry are also expired and won't pass DOT inspection.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Walmart carries em.....and they're pretty cheap

Home Depot almost certainly does too

nomad girl's Comment
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Thank you! My co-driver is telling me we just need a reload sticker. Is there such a thing?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm not sure. I've never heard of that...

Meper's Comment
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There are some places that can/will 'recharge' a fire extinguisher. Check with your local fire department and either they can recharge your extinguisher or will know of someplace else that cant. HTH

Meper

Meper's Comment
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'...know of someplace else that cant.' That was suppose to be - know of someplace else that can.

Meper

Turbo Dan's Comment
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They're so cheap (like $20), it isn't worth the time to get them Recharged, the company dosn't have any good ones? don't they worry about their & your CSA #s ,,, a Discharged, Missing or Unsecured Fire Extinquisher is near the top of the Top 20 list of things that get written up when you get DOT'd

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Turbo Dan's Comment
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They're so cheap (like $20), it isn't worth the time to get them Recharged, the company dosn't have any good ones? don't they worry about their & your CSA #s ,,, a Discharged, Missing or Unsecured Fire Extinquisher is near the top of the Top 20 list of things that get written up when you get DOT'd

and Expired,,,, also when I was a truck mechanic, I would pretrip the Tractors when they came into the shop to know what else they needed fixed besides what ever it was there for. half the time the Extinquisher latch was kicked open by the Driver,, that's just a gift to the Trooper when he rights you up.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I'm curious as to whether or not a COMPANY DRIVER is required to provide fire extinguishers - and what kind of company can't provide these for it's trucks?

Rick

Tim S.'s Comment
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Thank you! My co-driver is telling me we just need a reload sticker. Is there such a thing?

There are companies that I have seen here in Missouri that I know have come out to the various manufacturing places I have worked to re-certify all of their extinguishers...but to be honest it might be the same price as just buying a new one, just keep the receipt and make the company pay for it.

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