Frequently Asked Questions
What fire equipment should I install?
Florida State Fire Codes lay down strict rules and regulations regarding the amount, size, type and style of fire fighting equipment required in public and commercial property.
The reasons these codes are in place is because equipment such as fire extinguishers, fire hoses and fire suppression systems are extremely varied in their design and ability. The wrong equipment in the wrong location being used on the wrong type of fire can spell disaster. Only a state certified company like Fire Ranger™ can advise, supply , install and certify your fire equipment.
How many fire extinguishers do I need?
Many aspects such as type of hazard, the size of the location, and the layout of the floor plan are included in the codes which determine how many, what size and what type of fire extinguishers are required in each individual location. Contact Fire Ranger™ now for a no obligation inspection, summary and proposal of your property.
What type of fire extinguishers should I have?
Depending on the type of hazard and equipment to be protected at the location, there are many different types of fire extinguishers available: dry powder, water, foam, C.O.2 and halotron are just a few of the agents used in fire extinguishers.
It can be extremely dangerous to use the wrong type of fire extinguisher on the wrong type of fire, for example: A water extinguisher used to put out a gasoline or electrical fire could be disastrous.
Always contact a licensed fire equipment dealer such as Fire Ranger™ for advice on types of extinguishers required for your particular hazard.
How often does my fire equipment need to be inspected?
Manufacturers of fire equipment and state laws require that all equipment is given a thorough inspection at varying intervals. Most fire extinguishers require an annual inspection and most fire suppression systems are required to be inspected semi annually.
A full maintenance service is also required periodically on all equipment , this can be anywhere from every year to every 12 years depending on the equipment.
Owners of fire equipment are also required , by law, to carry out a visual inspection of all fire equipment once a month.
Only a state licensed and certified fire equipment dealer and inspector can carry out an inspection and certify an item.
What happens if I don’t get my fire equipment inspected and certified?
Failure to comply with state and local fire codes regarding the inspection and certification of fire equipment could result in major fines, closure of premises, cancellation of insurance and possible criminal proceedings if injury or death result in negligent actions due to faulty equipment that has not been certified or inspected.
Fire Ranger™ has extensive knowledge and relations with all codes and local authorities that have jurisdiction and can help you comply with your fire inspection.
Who has jurisdiction over my property?
Florida state has adopted the rulings of the National Fire Protection Association as it’s minimum fire code.
Local authorities such as cities and counties use this code as a minimum guideline but quite often set more advanced and stringent levels of fire codes.
Requirements for local authority inspections can vary widely from city to city, and ultimately the local city fire inspectors have authority over how stringent their fire codes are.
Who can inspect my property?
Inspectors from many different authorities have the power to inspect your property and equipment.
Insurance companies, local and state health departments, local and state fire departments, The Department of Business and Professional Regulations and in some cases The U.S. Coastguard are authorities that can apply jurisdiction.
What can Fire Ranger™ do for me and my business?
Fire Ranger™ is a state licensed, certified and insured fire equipment dealer and service company. Our factory trained technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to offer you unrivalled service and advice for all your fire and safety questions.