There are multiple reasons...redvan wrote:the bc fire code is saying that before 1984 extinguishers do not need to be replaced
any one know what the reasoning for the nfpa 10 requirement of disposing of them is ?
i could not get an answer from nfpa without joining them for about 175$
UL Classifications and testing changed in 1984
2. Extinguishers over 2A or 20B rating required to have hose
3. Pictgram instructions required
4. Testing and Discharge time requirements changed
An explanation is listed in NFPA 10 - 2010 edition in the Appendix
Now again the BC Fire Commissioner bowed to the money and cowered from making any reasonable code direction and removed that particular code requirement.
Only place I have worked that residential HIGH RISES (Are you insane!) can have an unsupervised, ineffective, heat detection only [cough cough] fire alarm systems, battery only smoke alarms, no elevator recall, pump [yes] water extinguishers.
Even a small town in Nova Scotia enforces better Fire Prevention than some of BC's largest municipalities
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scot ... -1.1861595