About the Program
The Tacoma Fire Department Fire Extinguisher Self-Inspection Program is one of two acceptable options for meeting the annual extinguisher inspection requirement of the adopted Fire Code and NFPA 10. This program applies to dry chemical extinguishers only.
How to Self-Inspect
You can follow the procedures listed on this site or hire a certified extinguisher company to perform the annual inspection. To participate in the program you will need to affix self-inspection tags to all of your dry chemical extinguishers. You may obtain them from fire department personnel during your next annual building inspection or print them from this site and affix them.
We encourage you to check with your insurer or any licensing agencies to verify they accept self-inspections.
Annual Inspection Procedures
This program does not include the following required maintenance that shall only be performed by a certified extinguisher company.
- Recharging if used (even if used a little bit)
- Recharging every six-years
- Hydrostatic testing every 12-years
- Repairing any damage
Frequently Asked Questions