No home should be without at least one fire extinguisher, for a larger home multiple extinguishers is the best plan.
Installing one in the Kitchen, Garage, Laundry Room and Work Shop should be a priority, but having one in your bedroom is also a good idea in case a fire breaks out in the middle of the night.
Educating yourself and your family on where the fire extinguishers are and how to properly handle them before a fire starts could keep a small fire from becoming a fully involved house fire.
Fire extinguishers are fairly easy to use, but not without first thinking of your safety first.
Have a plan so if a fire breaks out, you know what to do.
- Alert everyone in the house and get outside.
- Call emergency services.
- Then if the fire has not gotten too big, use the extinguisher, keeping yourself between the fire and an exit so you can get out if things get worse.
On the Next Page, you will learn what P.A.S.S. means when using your extinguisher.