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Unformatted text preview: f mechanical parts, extinguishing agent and expelling means. Hydrostatic testing is performed within the time specified by the manufacturer according to NFPA 10. The fire extinguisher contractor performs the hydrostatic testing. • Records: Inspection, testing, and maintenance records shall be maintained on the premises for a minimum of 3 years • Misuse: Misuse of fire extinguishers is prohibited. Fire extinguishers are not to be removed from their proper locations or discharged unless there is a true fire emergency. FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM Kitchen Fire Protection Systems Kitchen systems consist of cylinders of the appropriate extinguishing agent connected by piping to discharge nozzles. The nozzles are located in the kitchen hoods over all cooking appliances, such as grills and deep fat fryers. The extinguishing agent is activated by manual activation of a pull station or discharge button, or automatic operation of heat-activated fusible links in the hood. UL 300 compliant systems use an extinguishing agent that smothers and cools the fire. The wet extinguishing agent stays in the hood area and does not spread throughout the room. Fire suppression systems in the kitchens are inspected and cleaned by a mechanical contractor licensed in the City of Grand Rapids twice a year (semiannually). Hoods and ducts are to be cleaned regularly. Filters are to be inspected and cleaned quarterly or as needed. Fusible links are to be replaced at each semiannual inspection. Standpipes and Hose Systems The purpose of a standpipe system is to provide hose connections inside the building, usually located in or near stairwells, for Fire Department and trained personnel use. • Use: All standpipe outlets are for Fire Department use only, unless personnel are trained to use them and the hoses are inspected at least annually. Hose connections should be in readily accessible locations, clearly visible, and in good working order. • Inspections: Hose connections are inspected annually as...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2014 for the course MOS 5101 taught by Professor Dr.baumgardner during the Fall '13 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.

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