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Fire Extinguishers, who has them?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Shawns Lawns, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. Shawns Lawns

    Shawns Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Maine
    Posts: 638

    Who has a fire extinguisher in their truck or trailer or even mounted to a ztr or tractor? If you do have or use one which one do feel would be the best for our situation? I don't really have a lot of experience with them but was thinking of getting one as part of my standard equipment. Thanks :waving:
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I have them in all our trucks
  3. Creative Lawn Care

    Creative Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Posts: 271

    I have one in the tool box of the truck. Happy to say I have never needed it!
  4. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 903

    I have one in each truck. Actually came in handy one day a couple summers ago. I wasn't working at the time but me and a buddy were rolling down mainstreet and a mail man was stopped in the middle of the road with smoke coming out of the window. I ran over and sprayed down the dashboard with the fire extinguisher just as the fire trucks were rolling up!
  5. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    Check with you state's DOT.

    In MN, and others, it's the law that it's fixed mounted, accesible to the driver in ANY commercial vehicle.
  6. chuck bow

    chuck bow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 701

    same in Indiana ..... D.O.T. requires them to be mounted in all trucks ( 5 pd min) YES MOUNTED!!!!! no rolling around in back and we also have them mounted on the trailer
  7. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    One on the truck, and one on the trailer. The DOT says you have to have them here as well, although I would have them even if they did'nt make us.
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    I'm not sure if its the law here in Illinois but I have them anyway. Came in handy last winter when a subs plow truck cought fire.
  9. ripple

    ripple LawnSite Member
    Posts: 205

    I have 1 in each truck.
  10. WildLake

    WildLake LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 368

    We have them in all trucks. Unfortunately, last fall when our leaf vac caught fire, that trucks extinguisher didn't function. Customer came running out with one. Yeah, it a little embarrassing, well, a lot embarrassing.

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