Fire Prevention FAQ
HOW DO I DISPOSE OF MY OLD FIRE EXTINGUISHER?
Home fire extinguishers may be disposed of in your regular trash once the pressure in the canister has been released. In an outside, open area, release the contents of the extinguisher using the acronym PASS:
- Pull the Pin
- Aim the Nozzle
- Squeeze the trigger
- Sweep from side to side
Once you have expelled all of the contents of the extinguisher and the cylinder is not charged it may be thrown away into the regular trash.
HOW DO I DISPOSE OF MY SMOKE/CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR?
Remove the battery and put this item in the trash bin.
When disposing of batteries please understand the rule of Battery Disposal:
- Alkaline Batteries: Batteries currently manufactured in the United States contain no mercury and can be put in the trash.
- Rechargeable Batteries (including Li-Ion, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Ni-ZN and SSLA/Pb): Do NOT put in the trash. Take to a retail collection location or a municipal recycling center that accepts rechargeable batteries. There are more than 400 collection sites in Massachusetts that are free to residents. Search Call2Recycle for the nearest location.
- Lithium Batteries: Hold for a local household hazardous waste collection day. Search Beverly Healthy Department for information on the annual HHW collection day.
WHERE DO I GET A FIRE DEPARTMENT KEY BOX?
The Beverly Fire Department strongly recommends installing a Knox Box at the front entrance to all businesses. Having a Knox Box in place assures that the fire department will be able to gain access to the building/business during an emergency, without doing additional damage to the building. Search Knox Box for more information.
Contact the Fire Prevention Office at 978-927-2200 to review the location and installation of the Knox Box before installation.
HOW DO I OBTAIN A RECORDS REQUEST (21E for Residential Real Estate)?
Email Beverly Fire Prevention with the property address and we will respond within 24 hours of your request.