Fire extinguishers are an important part of home fire safety that are often overlooked. Houses come equipped with detection systems (such as smoke alarms), but what about suppression equipment? A fire extinguisher is made for just that reason. If you are interested in learning more about fire extinguishers for the home, please click the links below for more information.
PLEASE NOTE: A fire can be a serious situation. Fire extinguishers are intended for initial fire attack on small fires and should only be utilized AFTER calling 9-1-1 to report a fire. Understanding the limitations of a fire extinguisher will help you to decide if you are capable of attempting an attack on a fire. Limitations include not only the size of a fire, but other considerations such as how long it will take to retrieve the extinguisher and the potential rapid growth of the fire. If there is any doubt about your ability to effectively perform an attack on a fire, you should evacuate the building immediately and let the fire department perform it's job.
Did you know there are two different types of smoke detectors? Did you know there is an "expiration date" for smoke detectors? Do you know if you have a hard-wired interconnected system, or individual smoke detectors? Do you know where to have these detectors installed? If you can't answer some of these questions and would like to know more, please visit the link below for more information.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas that has the potential to cause problems in almost everybody's home. Learn about the effects CO can have on you as well as ways to protect yourself.