Why Yes, You Need a Fire Extinguisher! [Video]

Fire Extinguisher

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.


Your Dryer Can Be a Fire Hazard!

Most people use the appliances in their homes without realizing how dangerous they can be if they are not maintained on a regular basis. Your dryer can be a fire hazard because the lint from your clothes. Although there is a lint filter that you clean out each time you do a load of laundry, not all of the lint gets caught in the filter. The lint that slips through or past the filter will get into the dryer casing, the dryer vent piping or even your walls. That lint will dry out and build up until it stops the air flow and can catch fire.

I found this great video from www.askmediy.com to show you how to clean out your dryer to prevent a fire hazard.