Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? Why not?

Fire extinguisher

Choosing the right type of fire extinguisher for your home is an important decision. You should know that not all fire extinguishers are created equal and that there are different types for different types of fires.

  • Class A – Ordinary combustible materials such as firewood, plastic, cloth and paper
  • Class B – Combustible gas or liquid such as gasoline, ethanol or propane.
  • Class C – Electrical fires

For most homes, you might want to purchase a multi-rated extinguisher, labeled “ABC.”

Storing a Fire Extinguisher Safely in Your Kitchen or Bedroom

You should keep the fire extinguisher at least three feet away from any heat source and preferably on an elevated surface, such as a kitchen countertop or an upper shelf.  It is important to store your fire extinguishers in a safe and accessible place. 

A fire extinguisher is an important part of any household. It is not just about having one in your home, but it is also about making sure that it works properly and that you know how to use it. You should read the instructions and be able to identify which type of extinguisher you have.

The best way to do this is to have a professional come out and inspect the fire extinguishers in your home at least once every year. This will help ensure that they are working properly and will give you the chance to learn how to use them if you don’t know already.

A Fire Extinguisher In Your Car

Car fire extinguishers are an important safety measure for all car owners, but particularly for those who drive a lot for their job and those who carry flammable liquids around like landscapers. 

The best fire extinguisher for your car is the one that you can easily access and that has the right amount of fire suppression agent for your vehicle. A car fire can be extremely dangerous and even deadly, but with the right equipment, you can reduce the risk of injury to yourself and others.

A car fire extinguisher works by putting out the flames by either smothering them or by cooling them down. 

There are many factors to consider when choosing a small fire extinguisher for your car, including:

– What type of vehicle do you drive?

– What types of fires do you need to be prepared for?

– How much space is available in your vehicle?

– Do you need a refillable or disposable fire extinguisher?

Fires Are Devastating

Any type of house fire is dangerous and devastating. The first thing in any fire is to get everyone to safety. “Stuff” can be replaced, people cannot. Always make sure your family is trained in their escape plan, just in case.

I’m sure if you visit your fire department, they would be happy to assist you in determining the best fire extinguishers for your home and car. They would probably be happy to explain the best places to store them and how to use them also. So don’t hesitate in contacting them.