Chapter 2: Boating Safety

Fire Extinguisher Upkeep

Fire Extinguisher

The fire extinguisher needs to be fully functional and readily accessible in a time of emergency. Inspect it monthly to ensure its functionality.

To do this, make sure the extinguisher is charged and has no broken or compromised seals. Check the hose to make sure it isn't cracked and replace if necessary. In the case of dry chemical extinguishers, make sure to weigh them and verify that they meet the minimum required weight indicated on the label. As with all safety equipment, follow any manufacturer's instructions and recommendations for upkeep.