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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you’re wondering…

At Freedom Fire we get a lot of questions about sprinklers, extinguishers, suppression, and much more. Here are some of the more common concerns. If you have any other questions we’d be happy to help you out! Just give us a call or send an e-mail our way.

Do Extinguishers expire?

ABC powder extinguishers require recharging every 6 years. This prevents the powder from clumping together and ensures the extinguishers will operate correctly in the event of an emergency.

How do I know smoke detectors are working?

Majority of smoke detectors connected to a fire alarm system blink periodically to indicate they are properly communicating with the fire alarm panel. Local smoke alarms often have a test button that when used will activate a short test.

Are there different types of extinguishers for different types of fires?

Different type of fires requires different type of extinguishers. For example, class K extinguishers are used for grease fires in a kitchen. This chart shows you which extinguisher to use.


How long does emergency lighting stay on in a power out?

This can change depending on the occupancy class of the building, for office, mercantile and residential applications emergency lighting packs are required to illuminate a path to exit the building for 30 minutes.

Will smoke set off a fire sprinkler system?

Thankfully they do not. If you burn toast you may run the risk of setting off a smoke detector, but fire sprinkler heads work more like heat detector.


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