31. Portable fire extinguishers: Portable extinguishers shall be installed in all buildings that are not provided with automatic fire extinguishing systems or fire hoses.
Notwithstanding sections 29 and 30, the inspector may require that portable fire extinguishers be installed in a building; such portable fire extinguishers shall:
(a) be installed in places which involve special fire hazards or which are not sufficiently protected such as: kitchens, laboratories, motion picture machine booths, laundries, etc.;
(b) provide special protection according to the nature of the present hazard;
(c) be filled after usage;
(d) be carefully inspected at regular intervals to make sure that such portable extinguishers are always in working order; and
(e) bear the name of the person entrusted therewith and the date thereof.
The choice, installation, use, testing and maintenance of portable extinguishers shall conform to the following standard: Standard for the Installation, Maintenance and Use of Portable Fire Extinguishers NFPA No. 10-1974.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. S-3, r. 4, s. 31.