You probably already know that a smoke alarm is the best home safety investment for fire prevention, but what about a fire extinguisher?
Having an easily accessible portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives.
Here are some general rules you should know when placing a fire extinguisher in any room of your house:
- Have at least one fire extinguisher on every floor.
- Teach everyone in your house how to use and locate the extinguishers.
- Keep extinguishers visible at all times, with the label facing outward.
- Check frequently that the extinguishers aren’t blocked and are easily accessible.