Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Kinds of Fire Extinguishers

Another great way to protect our home from fire is to buy fire extinguishers. There are different extinguishers for different types of fires. For example, Class A fire extinguishers are for ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper, and Class B fire extinguishers are for flammable liquids, mainly grease and gasoline. Class C fire extinguishers are for electrical fires and Class D fire extinguishers are for combustible metals.

So you probably should keep a Class B fire extinguisher in your kitchen, where a grease fire is more likely. Some extinguishers have multiple ratings. If you can find one that is rated for several different kinds of fires, that's great. Keep one fire extinguisher in the laundry room and one in the kitchen at least.

You can overcome with smoke very quickly. If you have a fire in your house and it's getting big, get out. Don't try to save anything but yourself and your family.