How to Choose Fire Safety Equipment
Fire can strike anywhere, anytime, and they can start in a variety of ways. Fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, are essential must-have products for any home. Use these tools to protect your home, family and pets from fire, smoke and poisonous carbon monoxide gas.
Safety: Fires can start in a variety of ways, including faulty electrical wiring, lightning strikes, cigarette smoking, cooking mishaps, dryer vent ignition, gas furnace ignition, fireplace ignition, portable heater tip-overs and more. Fire can smolder for hours before suddenly erupting into flame. Wherever there is a heat source or an open flame, be very cautious.
The source of fire plays a major role in determining the best way to fight it. For example, a grease fire should never be doused with water but instead attacked with a fire extinguisher, salt or baking soda to remove the oxygen that is needed to sustain the fire.
If you have an electrical fire, a fire extinguisher, sand or baking soda can be used once the electrical source of the fire has been disrupted.
This guide will show you the different types of fire safety equipment and teach you how and when to use them.
Safety: Call 911 before attempting to extinguish a fire yourself.