Safe way to mount fire extinguisher in cab?

sackettmw

Member
Search for "quick release fire extinguisher mount" and you will find several options that are designed to hold fire extinguishers in race cars and not kill you in a crash.
 

Ace Brown

Adventurer, Overland Certified OC0019
Search for "quick release fire extinguisher mount" and you will find several options that are designed to hold fire extinguishers in race cars and not kill you in a crash.
That’s what I use. Solid.


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Mr. Merk

Member
Has anyone seen or tried the Fire Safety Stick?
It doesn't look like it weighs so not much of a projectile but emits for up to 100 seconds depending on model. No servicing, no shelf life. Andrew St Pierre White recommended on his channel but no experience myself. For instance-
That appears to be the UK retailer of the Element product I linked
 

FrenchieXJ

Expedition Leader
Martin it looks like you have some nice suggestions. Depending on the way you have your vehicle set-up they all will work. Some may be better the others. You will need to find a place that is easy to grab. When you have the place selected you can see what will be the best fit. A general thought is most people have them around the driver seat. With the vehicle needing a driver that makes the most sense. You will have a driver and not always a passenger.

The next important place would be where your doing any cooking. Trailer, rear of vehicle or near a camp kitchen. This gives you a back-up if you need additional capacity.

Off of the subject a bit, but very important. Everyone should get first aid or first responder training. With traveling in the back country or highways you never know when you could be the one who saves a persons life.

Thank you, for stopping and helping the strangers when they need it the most. I have used my fire extinguishers 3 times in may travels. I have also stopped and lent my First Responder knowledge and skills over a dozen times. Your help can make the difference if a person lives or dies.

I have been on the receiving end when a drunk driver hit me on the interstate and I was trapped in my vehicle. I have seen it from both sides. The training my helpers got that helped me.

Da Frenchman
 

mep1811

Gentleman Adventurer
I have one of these in my wife's Forester mounted to the P/S seat.


I have one of these in my Land Cruiser along with a regular type extinguisher.

In the Land Cruiser, the Element is in the D/S seat pocket and a fire extinguisher mounted to the rear cargo box wall.
 

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CrazyDrei

Space Monkey
I have been keeping mine in drivers seat back pocket for 20 years, never came out, always within reach and always visible if the charge is good.
 

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quickfarms

Adventurer
Virtually every commercial truck of any size or configuration has it mounted under or on the left side of the driver seat, or in the footwell. I believe that's mandated by DOT and we shouldn't really think any differently with our overland rigs for several reasons: We're pushing the limits of where we should go and when, carrying various fuels and combustible things and driving highly modified vehicles with modified engines and electrical systems. Only makes sense to have a fire extinguisher about 3 seconds from the driver seat.
DOT rules require that a fire extinguisher be carried in the vehicle along with safety triangles.

You can carry it in any location on the vehicle.

I very rarely see it mounted to the left side of the drivers seat. Most of the time they are inside the storage compartment on the sleeper or in a tool box

This is the type of mount that i use and they make them big enough for a CO2 tanks


 

jeepers29

Active member
Has anyone seen or tried the Fire Safety Stick?
It doesn't look like it weighs so not much of a projectile but emits for up to 100 seconds depending on model. No servicing, no shelf life. Andrew St Pierre White recommended on his channel but no experience myself. For instance-
This is just like the element one but a bit more expensive from the looks of it
 

86scotty

Explorer
DOT rules require that a fire extinguisher be carried in the vehicle along with safety triangles.

You can carry it in any location on the vehicle.

I very rarely see it mounted to the left side of the drivers seat. Most of the time they are inside the storage compartment on the sleeper or in a tool box

This is the type of mount that i use and they make them big enough for a CO2 tanks


I'm not sure what kind of commercial vehicles you are familiar with but delivery trucks and heavy trucks pretty much universally have them mounted inside the driver's door under or to the left of the driver's seat. I couldn't find a DOT or FMCSA regulation for this, it's just what I'm used to having driven literally hundreds of them of all types for 25+ years. Anyway, none of this is relavent to the OP's question. The name of the game is access in an emergency. I certainly wouldn't want one in a tool box or inside a compartment I had to get open and remove junk from the top of. I deal with DOT every day. I doubt they would want to see this either.
 

quickfarms

Adventurer
I'm not sure what kind of commercial vehicles you are familiar with but delivery trucks and heavy trucks pretty much universally have them mounted inside the driver's door under or to the left of the driver's seat. I couldn't find a DOT or FMCSA regulation for this, it's just what I'm used to having driven literally hundreds of them of all types for 25+ years. Anyway, none of this is relavent to the OP's question. The name of the game is access in an emergency. I certainly wouldn't want one in a tool box or inside a compartment I had to get open and remove junk from the top of. I deal with DOT every day. I doubt they would want to see this either.
I have been driving since before CDLs were required and what you are talking about does not apply to the small fleets and owner operators that I have worked for.

It sounds like you work for some big fleet that the safety ***** came up with this requirement

I currently own 4 trucks and have never been harassed about not having the extinguisher in the cab.

The truth is the large extinguishers that I carry wound not fit next to the drivers seat without getting in the way of the air ride base or seat belts.

I all the years I have only used one extinguishers day it was not on my own vehicle
 

Ducstrom

Active member
Our commercial trucks have them mounted to the outside of the service bodies in most cases.
The government fleet I worked for previously had them all mounted behind the seats.
I have the element extinguishers on both mine and my wife's vehicles. Its in the glove box in my truck and in the back seat pocket in her jeep. I like that they can be tossed pretty much anywhere.
 
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