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New York Special Vehicle Fire Extinguishers

New York Special Vehicle Fire Extinguishers

New York is situated on one of the world's largest natural harbors and consists of five boroughs, each of which is a separate county of New York State. Moreover, the Staten Island Ferry is the world's busiest ferry route, carrying over 23 million passengers from July 2015 through June 2016 on the 5.2-mile (8.4 km) route between Staten Island and Lower Manhattan and running 24 hours a day. With this proximity to water and a broad water transportation system comes a greater risk of fire hazards and we all know that any sort of fire on the water can have serious consequences. Not only can it ruin your boat or business, but more importantly a shipboard fire can costs lives. For this reason, the number of fires in these motorboats have been a serious concern and has seen a gradual increase in previous years.

New York Boats and Yachts Fire Extinguishers

In accordance with codes and regulations, these motorized vehicles are required to provide fire extinguishers in each vehicle. The New York City Coast Guard requires one to three extinguishers on pleasure boats, depending on whether they have enclosed engine compartments and if there is a permanently-mounted fixed extinguisher system, in the engine room. These are the minimums to pass Coast Guard inspection if you get boarded, but extinguishers are only effective if you can get to them. Drivers of these motorized vehicles are required to know how to properly use fire extinguishers.

New York Trucks and Service Vehicles

Car accidents happen in the New York and New Jersey metro areas at an alarming rate. According to reports by New York Motor Vehicle Collision Report Statistics, the accidents in New York have increased gradually over the past few years. According to Collision Reports, there were 18727 motor accidents in August 2017, involving 37086 motorists, 1650 passengers, 712 pedestrians and 3701 accidents involving fatalities or injuries. With the increase in vehicular accidents, the cases of service vehicular fires also increased proportionally.

The United States Fire Administration Report also showed a gradual increase in the number of fire cases in the U.S involving vehicles. According to the stats of 2014, highway accidents were the number 1 cause of service vehicle fires resulting in 310 deaths and 1,275 injuries. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration showed that more than 88 people died in car crashes each day in 2011, and more than 6,000 people were injured.

Portable fire extinguishers effectively extinguish nearly 95% of all reported fires – making them an absolute necessity for bus, trains, minibus, taxi’s, trucks and other service vehicles throughout New York. Service vehicles also require certain safety equipment for vehicle protection and for the safety of those in the vehicle. Additionally, drivers of these types of vehicles are required to know how to properly use fire extinguishers.

Depending on your type of vehicle, the fire extinguisher might be different. If you have any questions or want help getting a new fire extinguisher, call us at (214)256-5699.

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