It’s understandable why kitchens are one of the rooms in any home where fire extinguishers are most frequently seen. The primary source of reported house structure fires and fire injuries is cooking equipment. Cooking appliances were implicated in 46% of house structure fires, 19% of home fire fatalities, and 44% of home fire injuries between 2010 and 2014.
To provide easy access in an emergency, the kitchen fire extinguisher should be placed10m or less from the stove. However, it shouldn’t be put in very next to the stove because smoke and flames there could make it difficult to get in. The kitchen extinguisher may need to be mounted on a wall in the neighboring room if your kitchen is small.
2. Near Heat Source or PMD charging
Heaters and PMD charging are at blame for majority of all house fires. Make sure you are aware of the location of the nearest extinguisher to every piece of heating equipment in your home or near where you charge your PMD. Keep the extinguisher far enough away from the source of heat, just like you would with cooking equipment.
3. Each Floor
If you have them, keep a fire extinguisher on each floor of your house, including the basement and attic. In your home, fires can occur at any time and anywhere. Fires can start in unexpected places due to faulty wiring or an unattended candle, among other things. Keep an extinguisher on each floor to stop them from spreading. An early stage fire must be successfully fought with a swift response.
Every bedroom in your home—even kids’ rooms—should have easy access to a fire extinguisher because the majority of fires occur at night. A fire extinguisher can be used at any age, and even young children can be taught how to use one safely and successfully. Even if you don’t anticipate your kids using a fire extinguisher on their own, it’s still necessary to keep one nearby.