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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

23310 Fire Extinguisher Repairer

Repairs and tests fire extinguishers in repair shops and in establishments, such as factories, homes, garages, and office buildings, using hand tools and hydrostatic test equipment. Dismantles extinguisher and examines tubings, horns, head gaskets, cutter disks, and other parts for defects. Replaces worn or damaged parts, using hand tools. Cleans extinguishers and recharges them with materials, such as soda water and sulfuric acid, carbon tetrachloride, nitrogen or patented solutions. Tests extinguishers for conformity with legal specifications, using hydrostatic test equipment. May install cabinets and brackets to hold extinguishers.