Connecticut Safe Boating Study Guide


MAINTENANCE

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS REQUIRE REGULAR INSPECTIONS TO ENSURE THEY ARE IN PROPER WORKING ORDER. A PROPER INSPECTION INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Look at hoses; replace any cracked or broken hoses or simply replace the extinguisher.
  • Weigh extinguishers to make sure they meet the minimum weight levels stated on the label.
  • Check the gauge to make sure the extinguisher is fully charged.
  • Inspect seals to ensure they have not been broken.

MARINE FIRE EXTINGUISHER CLASSIFICATION

Classification

Foam (gal.)

CO2 (lb.)

Dry Chem (lb.)

BI

1.25

4

5

BII

2.5

15

10


Marine Fire Extinguisher