Scott Authorized Service Center and Partner
Metropolitan Fire Extinguisher has been serving the entire state of Arkansas since 1967 with fire equipment products and services. With Scott Safety being the leader in the fire protection industry, Metropolitan Fire Extinguisher became a Scott Authorized Service Center and Partner in 1994 and provides a wide range of Safe Safety services including warranty support, part replacement, annual functional tests, face piece fit testing, repairs, and training.
Metropolitan Fire Extinguisher is staffed with factory-trained, certified service technicians; and we hold our technicians to the highest standards. With current and retired firefighters in our ranks, we know and understand the quality of service expected by our customers. We have two full-time service technicians who can provide you with Scott Safety services with quick turn-around time.
When it comes to emergency situations and the demands within our industries, time is not always on your side. Metro Fire can ease your time constraints by providing mobile service at your location when multiple services are required at one time.
Scott Safety Services
Although you should inspect your Scott Air-Pak SCBA respirator before each use, during cleaning, and at least monthly, Scott Health and Safety recommends the Air-Pak respirator be tested by a Scott Authorized Service Provider using Scott-supplied or approved test equipment at least every two years. Respirator testing should be performed more frequently if the unit is in heavy use or exposed to severe conditions. Metropolitan Fire’s Air-Pak testing includes the following:
- Basic inspection of the SCBA components to look for leakage and excessive wear and tear.
- Functional testing of the testbuckles, regulators, and warning devices.
- Performance testing, known as a flow test or a SCBA test, to ensure that the breathing apparatus is performing to the manufacturer’s specifications using specialized test equipment.
Metro Fire offers hydrostatic cylinder testing as a method to validate the structural integrity and safety of your Scott SCBA cylinder throughout its service life. The hydrostatic test ensures that the cylinder can safely hold its rated pressure. The material of the SCBA cylinder determines the frequency of testing, the desired pressure rating, and the expected service life of a cylinder. At our facility, we can re-qualify all types of cylinders from SCBA’s to SCUBA to CO2. We have over 30 years of experience in hydro-testing DOT cylinders. We do high pressure testing, low pressure testing, and valve repair. For SCBA cylinder testing, we can guarantee our customers the best service in the industry. None of your equipment will be sent out elsewhere; we can service it all at our location.
A quality respirator and a proper respirator fit are critical components of an employee’s respiratory protection. Fire service, industrial companies, and healthcare professionals depend on properly fitting respirators for protection from respiratory hazards. Metro Fire ensures your protection by offering respirator fit testing. Personnel are tested using their own facepiece for proper size and wear. If leakage is detected, adjustments or repairs are made or other Scott Safety respirators are recommended. Respiratory fit testing is recommended on a yearly basis.
While many industries have their own cylinder refilling stations onsite, Metropolitan Fire offers Scott SCBA cylinder refilling in conjunction with their other Scott Safety services. Allowing multiple cylinders to be recharged at one time, their on-site SCBA cylinder charging station is designed to save time and maximize the amount of fresh air the tanks can hold.
Scott Safety Products
As a Scott Authorized Distributor, Metropolitan Fire Extinguisher offers Scott’s products to the entire state of Arkansas. Visit our Scott Safety Products page to see the products we offer.
Contact Metropolitan Fire Extinguisher
Metropolitan Fire Extinguisher is ready to service your Scott Safety equipment and to provide other needed services so you can rest easy knowing your equipment is ready for any event or situation.
Contact us online or call us at 501-561-5186 to learn more about Metropolitan Fire’s Scott Authorized Services. We’re ready to help you today.
OSHA and NFPA Requirements
OSHA 1910.134 states that any workplace that requires respiratory protection for its employees will have those equipment needs (products and services) fulfilled by the employer. This requirement went into effect on November 22, 2006.
NFPA 1981 is the Standard for Open Circuit Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus for Fire and Emergency Services. This standard has undergone several changes that have had a significant impact on SCBA used by fire personnel. The changes from the 2013 Edition went into effect for all units manufactured after August 2013.
NFPA 1982 is the Standard on Personal Alert Safety Systems (PASS) that initially became effective in December 2006. This standard provides requirements for audible devices that signal for aid if a fire fighter becomes incapacitated while operating at an emergency. The Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) went into effect on December 21, 2016, for all PASS devices manufactured after this date.