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Fire Extinguisher Inspections

Information for Current Residents of Hasbrouck and Thurston Court

Apartments in the Hasbrouck and Thurston Court communities have fire extinguishers available in each unit.  You’ll find your fire extinguisher near the front door to your apartment.  

Cornell University's housing contract requires you to inspect your devices monthly and certify in the online form.

Failure to do so will subject you to a fine of $25 or more for each month missed, and/or referral to the Judicial Administrator, and/or eviction. 

The process for inspecting your fire extinguisher is simple:

  • Locate the fire extinguisher.  It should be hanging on its holder.

  • Check that the arrow is pointing in the green zone of the gauge.
  • Check the seal and safety pin to make certain they are both in place.
  • Complete the online inspection log.

The images on this page show a fire extinguisher with a proper charge, with the arrow pointing in the green zone (the first picture) and a fire extinguisher that needs recharging (the second picture).

Fire extinguisher gauge with the pin pointing within the green sector representing a charged extinguisher.
Fire extinguisher gauge with the pin pointing in the red sector labelled recharge, indicating the extinguisher requires maintenance.

Log in to the inspection log and indicate that the fire extinguisher passed inspection by selecting "Y" in the drop down box in the "Passed?" column. If a device does not pass inspection, please indicate that by selecting "N" and provide notes in the "Comments" box. If a device requires service, contact your service center immediately or complete an online service request. Click the "Save" button and exit the page. You're finished for the month. 

Important Contact Information: 

Hasbrouck Community Service Center
Monday-Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm