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School fire extinguishers hit by vandals, 30 day fire extinguisher inspections can't stop this problem.

Posted by Brendan McSheffrey on 8/31/11, 12:21 PM

How sad is this? Just days before school is supposed to start vandals strike the same school twice in two days. This follows vandalism at another school in the district that resulted in $50,000 in damage.

Of course, fire extinguishers were used in each case. The school is now installing cameras. Another good option would be en-Gauge electronically monitored fire extinguishers. When done, security and law enforcement officials could be immediately notified when an extinguisher was removed -- perhaps allowing for the vandals to be caught in the act.

Electronic monitoring of fire extinguishers and annual safety inspections make schools safer.

Topics: Compliance, Vandalism, Campus Fire and Security