Safety tips for home fire extinguishers are crucial for effectively responding to emergencies. Here are some essential guidelines:
1. Know your extinguisher: Familiarize yourself with the type and operation of your extinguisher.
2. Placement: Keep extinguishers accessible in key areas like the kitchen, garage, and near exits.
3. Inspection: Regularly inspect extinguishers for damage, corrosion, or leaks. Ensure the pressure gauge indicates readiness.
4. Maintenance: Follow manufacturer instructions for maintenance, such as annual checks and professional servicing.
5. Training: Educate household members on how to use extinguishers properly and practice the PASS technique (Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep).
6. Emergency response: Only attempt to extinguish small fires that are contained and safe to approach. Evacuate and call emergency services for larger fires.
By adhering to these safety tips, you can enhance your home’s fire preparedness and protect your family and property effectively.
Saturday, 21 March 2020 by Priyadarshini Nayak
Every home must have at least one Fire Extinguisher mounted in an easily accessible spot or kept readily at hand. A fire extinguisher is an important safety product that every home should have (safety at home), and it can even prevent a disaster caused by fire when used properly. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the report reveals that almost half the fires in the home occur in the kitchen, so that’s a good place to start using a fire extinguisher.