# Your question: How many fire extinguishers are required?

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As a general rule one 13A extinguisher covers 200 square meters. However, the BS 5306-8 2012 update recommends that each storey with a floor area less than or equal to 400m² should have at least 2 extinguishers, with a minimum combined fire rating of 26A.

## How do I calculate how many fire extinguishers I need?

Size and layout of the room: The square footage of a building and its layout will determine the number of fire extinguishers needed. For example, NFPA code states that there should be no more than 75 feet between fire extinguishers.

## How many fire extinguishers are needed for a house?

Every home should have at least one fire extinguisher that is easily accessible. Some homes should have at three or more, depending on the number of rooms and floors. Of course, while fire extinguishers control or extinguish small fires, they aren’t appropriate for large blazes.

## How many fire extinguishers do I need NFPA?

For example, if there is a 67,000 ft2 light hazard area, take this and divide it by the maximum floor area for an extinguisher (11,250ft2) then one would find that a minimum of 6 fire extinguishers with at least a 4A rating (3,000ft2 * 4 = 12,000ft2) is required.

## Are fire extinguishers required in every room?

Fire extinguishers are required in industrial, commercial, and residential buildings listed in NFPA 1: Fire Code. NFPA 1 mandates fire extinguishers in nearly every kind of building except family homes, duplexes, and manufactured homes.

## What is the distance between two fire extinguishers?

The extinguishers should be available for immediate use at all times. Extinguishers should be sited in such a way that the user may not have to travel more than 15 m from the site of the fire to reach the extinguishers.

## How many fire extinguishers do I need commercial?

Ordinary Fire Hazard II – fire extinguishers 30 – 50 feet apart. Extra Fire Hazard – fire extinguishers 30 – 50 feet apart. Commercial Kitchens – fire extinguishers every 30 feet.

## How many fire extinguishers do I need boat?

The Coast Guard requires boats to have at least one B-1 marine fire extinguisher on board. Depending on the size of your boat you may need more than one. Boats less than 26′ have to have at least one B-1 fire extinguisher on board. Boats 26′-40′ need to have at least two B-1 fire extinguishers on board.

## How many feet apart should fire extinguishers be?

Size and layout of the room: a basic NFPA rule is that there should be no more than 75 feet between fire extinguishers and that they should be accessible.

## Is it a legal requirement to have fire extinguishers?

How many fire extinguishers do I need? The regulations state that a minimum of two Class A fire extinguishers on every floor of a building are needed, unless the premises are very small, in which case one may be acceptable.

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