Free fire extinguisher inspections for businesses at Harlem-Roscoe Station 1
Businesses are required to have fire extinguishers, each with a current inspection tag that says it's working. Thanks to Harlem-Roscoe Fire and a local fire extinguisher service, inspections can be free, on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at Station Number 1, at 10544 Main Street in Roscoe.
Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District offers a fire extinguisher inspection program once a month, on the 4th Wednesday of every month from 8 -10 am. at no cost to business owners within the Harlem-Roscoe Fire Protection District.
A state-certified fire inspection company performs all of the inspections & tagging while you wait, usually 5-10 minutes. No more than four extinguishers may be brought in at one time.
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Businesses should take advantage of this program to remain compliant with the life safety code.
The service is free as long as the fire extinguisher is:
- less than six (6) years old,
- has not been discharged,
- is free of rust or damage,
- The valve is metal.
If the extinguisher is older than six years of age, it will first have to be rebuilt & refilled (which would not be free) and then it's taggable for another six years. Depending on the size and brand of extinguisher, it may be more cost-effective to purchase new. The fire extinguisher tech can advise you when he examines your extinguisher.
For residences, the fire department offers a free check-up for your home's smoke and CO detectors. Effective January 1, 2023, new smoke detectors are required to have 10-year sealed batteries.
If you have any questions about free inspections, call Station 1 at 815-623-7867 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.