Should I assume my fire extinguisher has outlived its usefulness if it's 15 years old, and if so, how can I dispose of it?
Fire extinguisher manufacturers recommend that all extinguishers be inspected and tested annually by a certified or qualified fire extinguisher sales and service company. Some fire extinguishers can be serviced and recharged. We recommend that you contact a local fire extinguisher sales and service company to have your extinguisher tested and to determine if yours can be recharged.

Most residential type extinguishers sold by home improvement stores are disposable and cannot be recharged. If the extinguisher is discharged and the valve is removed you may take it to BFPE International located in Hanover Maryland or call them at 410-768-2200 with questions about disposal. We suggest that you may contact a local fire extinguisher sales and service company for assistance in discharging the unit and removing the valve for a fee.

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1. May I use a barbecue grill on the balcony of my condo or apartment?
2. How do I get the location of the fire station or of a fire hydrant for insurance purposes?
3. Should I assume my fire extinguisher has outlived its usefulness if it's 15 years old, and if so, how can I dispose of it?
4. Where are smoke alarms required in my home?
5. My neighbor has junk, debris and other items stored on his property which I think creates a fire hazard. What can be done to remedy this condition?
6. Can I purchase and use fireworks in Annapolis?
7. What is the procedure for applying for a building or fire protection system permit.
8. I received notice that my business is due for a fire safety inspection. What should I expect for them to check?
9. Are small campfires, burn pits and bonfires allowed with Annapolis?
10. Is there a special smoke alarm for the hearing impaired?