October 9-15 Fire Prevention

Oct 7, 2016 0 Comments in Uncategorized by


Reminder of the week:

 October 9-15 Fire Prevention

Fire extinguisher inspection is a vital part of a driver’s daily vehicle inspection process. It amazes me how many times I will be looking at a truck and find the fire extinguisher has lost it pressure due to a leak or was used and returned to the truck without being recharged. The actions of a driver at the time of a fire are crucial in saving lives and controlling the amount of loss.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations require that all commercial motor vehicles have a fire extinguisher on board that is of the correct size, type and properly secured and labeled

  • 393.95 Emergency equipment on all power units. Each truck, truck operations) must be equipped as follows:

(a) Fire Extinguishers.

Condition, location, and mounting the fire extinguisher(s) must be filled and located so that it is readily accessible for use. The extinguisher(s) must be securely mounted to prevent sliding, rolling, or vertical movement relative to the motor vehicle.


Klemens Kuqi 

Compliance Manager