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The Type of Fire Extinguisher You Use Depends on the Fire

If a cooking fire broke out in your Dallas area home, would you know how to put it out? Do you own a fire extinguisher? If you do, do you know how to use it? Fire Extinguisher ownership and knowledge of use it could save your life.

Types of Fire Extinguishers

Many people are unaware of the fact that there are different types of fire extinguishers. The major types are gas and wet chemical. For example, some fire extinguishers have CO2 gas and others have a foam or dry powder.

What type of extinguisher you use depends on the fire. For homeowners, most fires will be considered Class A fires, which includes things like trash, wood, cloth, paper and so forth. For this type of a fire you would want a multipurpose dry chemical extinguisher.

Fire Extinguisher Ownership

The first step is to read the owners manual. This is not a device to throw the manual in the cabinet for “another time.” Next consider storage of the unit. Keep it a reachable and accessible area and use a sign if possible so visitors and strangers know where it is as well. It doesn’t do any good if you are the only one to know where it is.

If you ever use your fire extinguisher, you will need to have it refilled. In Dallas, contact us to refill your fire extinguisher.

Finally, follow the PASS directions for putting out a fire.

Owning, storing properly, and maintaining a fire extinguisher is part of being a responsible homeowner.