When it comes to protecting your family and your home, fire safety equipment like fire extinguishers are essential must-have products. Fire safety essentials such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can help you feel confident and prepared. We offer a large selection of fire safety equipment and fire safety supplies to give you peace of mind. Whether you’re looking for a Class A fire extinguisher, a Class B fire extinguisher or a water fire extinguisher, remember to make sure every level of your home is equipped with the right fire safety equipment.
In emergencies like house fires, every second counts. Smoke detectors provide your first line of defense for fire safety – they’ll quickly alert your family to smoke or fire danger by sounding an alarm. Smoke detectors should be installed in a central location, outside bedrooms and sleeping areas and on every level of your home. Consider one of our battery-powered smoke detectors when choosing your fire safety supplies. They typically use a nine volt or AA battery. Remember to test your smoke alarms every month and change AA batteries every 6 months to avoid that annoying low-battery chirp. Some fire safety brands, including Kidde, have battery smoke detectors with 10-year lithium batteries designed to last for the life of the detector. You might also choose a hardwired smoke detector. These are dependable fire safety options because they’re connected to your home’s power supply. Even if power is lost, most are equipped with a battery backup. Please note that hardwired smoke detectors require professional installation.
There are two basic types of smoke alarms for fire safety: ionization smoke alarms and photoelectric. What makes them different is the way they sense the presence of smoke. Ionization smoke detectors seem to work best at detecting flaming fires while photoelectric smoke detectors tend to respond faster to smoldering fires. If you’re unsure of which type you should select, for optimal fire safety, consider a dual-sensor smoke alarm that incorporates both technologies.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
While smoke detectors alert you to smoke, carbon monoxide detectors sound an alarm when toxic levels of carbon monoxide are present. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas. The fact carbon monoxide can’t be seen or smelled is what makes it such a danger. Like smoke detectors, it is recommended that you install CO monitors near bedrooms and on each level of the home. It’s also recommended that you place additional CO alarms within 5 to 20 feet of common CO sources such as furnaces, water heaters and fireplaces. Our selection of combination smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are another smart way to protect your family.
One of the most vital pieces of fire safety equipment are fire extinguishers. Having a fire extinguisher within reach can help you put out small, contained fires and create a path to safety. There are three basic types of fire extinguishers for home. Make sure you have the right types of fire extinguishers in your home to fight different sorts of fires.
Class A extinguishers are designed to put out fires related to common combustibles including wood, paper, trash and plastics.
Class B extinguishers should be used on fires involving flammable liquids like gasoline, grease and oil.
Class C extinguishers are for fires related to electrical equipment – wires, motors and appliances. Note: Always unplug an electrical device before trying to put out a fire.
When using any type of fire extinguisher, remember the acronym PASS:
“P” – Pull the pin.
“A” – Aim the nozzle toward the base of the fire.
“S” – Squeeze the lever slowly.
“S” – Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
Tip: Keep your back to a clear exit when you use a fire extinguisher so you can make a quick escape if the fire cannot be controlled.
It’s recommended that you have a fire extinguisher on every level of your home, spaced no more than 40 feet apart. It’s also a good idea to keep fire extinguishers in your garage, kitchen, basement and near exits to create an exit pathway. Don’t forget to pick up some fire spray for your extinguishers.
Have a Fire Safety Plan
Part of keeping your family safe in a fire situation is creating a family safety plan or a fire escape plan. Talk about what to do in case of a fire. When discussing fire safety, know where your fire extinguishers and other fire safety equipment is located. Check your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers at least once a year to ensure they are up to date and in good working order. Know how to get out of your home and have a safe meeting place. And last, but not least, practice your fire escape plan twice a year.
From fire escape ladders to smoke detectors – and even batteries for those smoke detectors – we have everything you need to make home fire safety a priority. Our fire safety guides explain the different types of fire safety equipment and teaches you how and when to use them, plus other important fire safety tips for protecting your family and home.
The Kidde i4618 is an AC/DC powered, ionization smoke alarm that operates on a 120V power source with 9V battery backup. Contractor box contains 4 alarms, mounting brackets, batteries and wire harness all included. This alarm uses ionization sensing technology. Ionization sensing alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with flaming fires) sooner than photoelectric alarms. Photoelectric sensing alarms may detect visible particles (associated with smoldering fires) sooner than ionization alarms.The front-loading battery door allows user to change the battery without removing the alarm from the mounting bracket making battery replacement easy and convenient. This smoke alarm is available in a 6-piece cut case with tray for easy display as well as a 6-piece bulk pack for contractors and property owners. This unit is a UL Listed product with a 5-year limited warranty. Kidde strongly recommends that both ionization and photoelectric smoke alarms be installed to help insure maximum detection of the various types of fire that can occur within the home.
The Kidde i9010 is a 10-year, sealed battery operated smoke alarm featuring Hush, Alarm Memory, and a self-activation mechanism that makes installation simple and easy. This package contains 3 Kidde 10 Year Lithium battery alarms in convenient, easy to open box. The alarm will automatically activate when it is attached to the mounting bracket; there are no pull-tabs, no switches--everything is automatic. The sealed-in board-mounted battery will power the i9010 unit for its complete 10-year life. No replacement battery will ever be needed, and an End of Life alert indicates when it is time to replace the alarm. At the end of the alarm's 10-year life, deactivation of the alarm is just as easy. Using a tool such as a small screwdriver, a deactivation switch removes power from the alarm and renders the battery safe for disposal. As an added safety mechanism, the alarm lockout feature prevents a deactivated unit from being mounted back on the mounting bracket. The i9010 also features Hush technology, allowing consumers to temporarily silence nuisance alarms, and an Alarm Memory feature that alerts the user via rapidly flashing LED lights if the alarm has sounded since the last time the test/reset button was used. This alarm uses ionization sensing technology. Ionization sensing alarms may detect invisible fire particles (associated with flaming fires).
Protect your family with the Kidde 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm. The Kidde 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm operates on a 10-year, sealed, tamper-resistant, lithium battery. Using ionization sensor technology, the 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm alerts to invisible fire particles, even during power outages. A green LED light indicates that smoke alarm is in operation, while red LEDs blink to indicate standby, smoke or fire, and hush mode. After 10 years of use, the Kidde 10 Year Worry-Free Smoke Detector, Lithium Battery Powered, Fire Alarm will chirp once every 40-45 seconds to indicate the alarm needs to be replaced. UL Certified with a 10-year limited warranty. Meets requirements of UL217, NFPA72, The State of California Fire Marshall, NFPA 101, FHA, & HUD.
The Kidde P3010CU is a 10-year, sealed battery, smoke and carbon monoxide alarm with a voice warning system that features photoelectric and electrochemical sensing technology with Smart Hush feature. This combination alarm combines the detection capabilities of a photoelectric sensor with that of an electrochemical sensor, which is used to detect CO. When either sensor notices a potential hazard, it will communicate with the other. Depending on what is detected, the alarm will adjust its smoke sensitivity in order to better discriminate between a real hazard and a false one. This constant communication enhances the alarm's overall performance and significantly reduces the potential for a nuisance alarm. The voice warning system announces "Fire", or "Warning, Carbon Monoxide" to help eliminate any confusion and clearly warn you and your family of a smoke or carbon monoxide danger. The sealed in lithium battery will power the unit for the entirety of its 10 year life, eliminating the need for battery replacement and worry about unauthorized battery removal. The alarm provides continuous protection from smoke and carbon monoxide, even during power outages. The alarm will automatically activate when it is attached to the mounting bracket; there are no pull-tabs, no switches, everything is automatic. At the end of alarm life, the unit will chirp, indicating the alarm is in need of replacement.