What is the Best Portable Fire Extinguisher to Buy for my Home in Barstow?
Our local teams in Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms want everyone in Barstow to be prepared in case of a home fire emergency. Portable fire extinguishers are great for containing small fires once everyone is evacuated from the area. Here are some tips from the National Fire Protection Association for selecting and using a home fire extinguisher:
- For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
- Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
- Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Local fire departments or fire equipment distributors often offer hands-on fire extinguisher trainings.
- Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, please leave immediately.
- Know when to go. Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have ahome fire escape plan and working smoke alarms.
Call Us Today!
Our local teams in Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms are Here to Help ® when your Barstow home or commercial business has a fire damage emergency. Call us today at 760-244-2566.
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