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 What type of fire extinguisher should I get for my home?

 

Generally, the best type of fire extinguisher for home use is a multipurpose extinguisher also called an "ABC" extinguisher.

 

An A-B-C extinguisher can put out the following fires:

Wood, paper, cloth and other basic material fires, oils (including paints with oil) and gasoline fires, electrical fires caused by small appliances, circuit breakers, wiring and other small electrical items.

 

Keep fire extinguishers mounted in easily accessible areas such as the kitchen or garage.

 

 

operate-an-extinguisher fire class

 


The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) offers safety tip sheets on a variety of fire and life safety topics. Download, print and share these tip sheets to spread the word about fire safety.

SmokeAlarmSafetyTips

Smoke alarms (PDF) 
Smoke alarms that are properly   installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.

 

 

Escapeplanningtips

Escape Planning Tips (PDF)
Fire can spread rapidly through   your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.

 

 

COfactheet

Carbon Monoxide (PDF)
Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely.

ElectricalSafetyTips

Electrical (PDF)
Electricity makes our lives easier. However, we need to be cautious    and keep safety in mind.

 

 

CandleTips

Candle Safety Tips (PDF)
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires and home fire deaths.

 

 

 heatingtips

Heating (PDF)
Half (49%) of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February.

 SmokingTipSheet

Smoking (PDF) 
The place where we feel safest, at  home, is where most smoking materials structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur.

 

 

cookingtips

Cooking (PDF)
Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries.

 

 

 

grilling-fact-sheet

Grilling (PDF)
A grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard.

 

 GeneratorSafety

Generators (PDF)
The most common dangers   associated with portable       generators are carbon monoxide   (CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards.

 

 

CFLLightbulbSafetyTips 

CFL light bulbs (PDF)
Purchase CFL light bulbs that have  the listing label of a recognized  testing laboratory.

 

 

 

FireworksSafetyTips 

Fireworks (PDF)
Few people understand the associated risks with fireworks - devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death.

 

 

 

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