Home Safety Tip: Where to Keep a Fire Extinguisher

by Paul Martin -

Fire ExtinguisherAccording to the U.S. National Safety Council, you should have smoke detectors, and at least one fire extinguisher available in your home, to help prevent a fire-related disaster.

For the kitchen, an all-purpose extinguisher is a great idea.  It can combat both grease and electrical fires.

Other locations to keep fire extinguishers: in the garage, near the furnace, and wherever else that something combustable has the potential to start a fire.

Be sure that everyone in the home, whomever is able-bodied, is familiar with the use of fire extinguishers as well as where they are kept in the home.  They will not help if no one knows how to use them.

Update: Fire Safety Training is now available.


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