Boat Fire Extinguishers: Four Myths

Sage Marine received the following in today’s morning email –

Every spring, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water receives questions from boaters about fire extinguishers. To help set the record straight and debunk some myths about their use, here are four common questions:

Myth #1: Tapping or striking the extinguisher keeps the contents “fresh”.

Myth #2: All extinguishers must be mounted with a bracket.

Myth #3: Fire extinguishers get old and go “bad” every year.

Myth #4: The law says you only need to carry one extinguisher.

For the answers to the myths see –

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