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A Quick and Dirty Cheat Sheet for Fire Extinguisher Placement and Spacing

November 22, 2013

So you’re a good citizen, you have your fire extinguishers, you’ve read the label, and you know what Class of fires they cover. But do you have enough?

Here’s a quick and dirty cheat sheet on fire extinguisher placement for use in commercial risks.*


Class A

extinguisher spacing


Class B

extinguisher placement chart


Class C extinguishers are spaced according to their Class A or B rating.

Class D extinguishers should not be placed more than 75 from the hazard they are intended to protect.

Class K extinguishers have a maximum travel distance of 30 feet.


*As always, check with your local AHJ (Authority Having Jurisdiction) for any state or local ordinances that may apply.


Article by: April LaRita Green

Source NFPA 10, Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2013


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