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How a Timely Fire Extinguisher Inspection Saved My 26-Foot Boat

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How a Timely Fire Extinguisher Inspection Saved My 26-Foot Boat

January 8, 2024 reagan 0 Comments

It was a sunny Saturday morning, and I had planned a day of leisurely cruising on my 26-foot boat with a few friends. As we gathered our supplies and prepared to set sail, little did we know that we were about to encounter a potentially catastrophic situation that would have put an abrupt end to our plans.

As we boarded the boat and prepared to depart from the marina, I noticed that the fire extinguisher, a mandatory safety item on board, was due for its annual inspection. Remembering the importance of fire safety, I decided to delay our departure and take a few minutes to inspect and ensure the fire extinguisher was in proper working condition.

As I carefully examined the extinguisher, I noticed that the pressure gauge was reading in the red zone, indicating that it needed to be recharged. Concerned about the potential consequences of having a faulty fire extinguisher on board, I quickly took action and contacted a local fire safety company to perform the necessary inspection and recharge.

The fire safety technician arrived promptly and began the inspection process. To my dismay, he discovered that the fire extinguisher was not only low on pressure but also had a faulty valve, rendering it ineffective in the event of a fire emergency. Had I not taken the time to have it inspected, we would have been sailing without a crucial safety measure in place.

Grateful for the technician’s expertise and swift action, I immediately had the fire extinguisher replaced with a new one that was fully operational. Feeling a sense of relief and reassurance, we set sail and enjoyed a day of smooth cruising along the sparkling waters.

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