Fire extinguishers are an invaluable tool that every occupied building should install and properly maintain aiding in the containment, suppression or extinguishing of small fires.
Fire extinguishers should be installed anywhere there is a possible fire hazard, specific fire hazards or threat from fire.
OSHA | Occupational Safety and Health Administration
A message from OSHA regarding installation of fire extinguishers.
"Workplace fires and explosions kill hundreds and injure thousands of workers each year.
One way to limit the amount of damage due to such fires is to make portable fire extinguishers an important part of your fire prevention program.
When used properly, fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or controlling a fire until additional help arrives."
Is the extinguisher fully charged and working properly?
Regular maintenance and inspections of your portable fire extinguishers will provide assurance that they will operate effectively and safely if they are needed [29 CFR 1910.157(c)(4)].