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Q: What are the rules for fire extinguishers in elevator mechanical rooms? Is it good enough to have the extinguisher outside the room in the hallway?
A: Yes… Based on NFPA codes and standards, there is no requirement to have an extinguisher inside the mechanical room, as long as there is an extinguisher within the maximum travel distance for the classification of the extinguisher and the capacity of the extinguisher. It is permitted to have an extinguisher outside of the elevator mechanical room.