Fire Extinguisher Visibility Requirements (20)

NFPA 10: Standard for Portable Fire Extinguishers, 2013 Edition:

  • Visual Obstructions.
    • Fire extinguishers shall not be obstructed or obscured from view.
    • In large rooms and in certain locations where visual obstructions cannot be completely avoided, means shall be provided to indicate the extinguisher location.
    • Where signs are used to indicate fire extinguisher location, the signs shall comply with the following:
      • (1) They shall be located in close proximity to the extinguisher.
      • (2) They shall be visible from the normal path of travel.
Four different fire extinguisher holders.
Four different examples of fire extinguisher signage.
Sample Fire Extinguisher Setup with sign and holder.