Home Safety Tip – Do you have a fire extinguisher?

By September 15, 2016Community, Latest

There has been much talk about ensuring that your property is adequately fitted with smoke alarms (and is law in many states), but what would you do if a fire did occur?

Investing in a fire extinguisher can help protect your property in the event of a fire.

Following are some tips to help with the placement of the extinguisher:

  1. Do not place the extinguisher in the kitchen area, as a stove fire (one of the most common sources of house fire) can prevent you from accessing it.
  2. Secure the extinguisher to a medium height on a wall to ensure that the elderly or children can reach it.
  3. Position the extinguisher near an exit door. This will give you the option to decide which is best – fight the fire or flee the property.
  4. Ensure that the extinguisher is regularly checked to ensure that it is in a working order.

Discuss with your family what you would do or what they should do in the event of a fire.

 

Don’t leave it until it’s too late!

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Written by Peter Lees