Where should you aim a fire extinguisher's stream when extinguishing a fire?

Answer Fire extinguishers are prolific in today's society, however, few people are properly educated on their use and operation. Familiarizing yourself with commonly used fire extinguishers will help you ... Read More »

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Can class k fire extinguishers be used on any type of fire?

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) rates Class K fire extinguishers for commercial kitchen fires. The extinguisher contains a potassium acetate agent ideal for smothering grease fires. The ... Read More »

Fire Extinguishers Recommended by Fire Departments?

Fire extinguishers are very useful safety tools in both putting out fires and slowing them down to allow for a safe escape from the building. There are different types of fire extinguishers that wo... Read More »

At what height should fire extinguishers be mounted?

According to the United States Department of Labor, fire extinguishers should be mounted on brackets to the wall with the carrying handle placed 3-1/2 to 5 feet above the floor. Larger fire extingu... Read More »

How do I position fire extinguishers?

Position Close to Danger AreasPlace fire extinguishers close enough to potential danger areas so they are convenient and reachable during an emergency situation. Such areas include kitchens, firepl... Read More »