Fire safety

Life Pro Tip: Fire Extinguishers Make Great Gifts

Fire safety

Often overlooked, but potentially life saving fire extinguisher

Know somebody with a new house or apartment? Need a great housewarming gift? A useful but inexpensive Christmas gift? Something for a baby shower? A birthday gift? A fire extinguisher is a fantastic gift that is both unique and potentially life-saving.

Many homes in the U.S. don’t have fire extinguishers. Kitchen, electrical, or even candle fires can become a major catastrophe if the right equipment is not at hand. Most inspected U.S. apartment homes are required by law to have fire extinguishers, and have them inspected, at certain frequencies. But, it’s still a good idea to have more on hand.

A smoke detector is a must as well, but if you don’t have a fire extinguisher, there is little that can be done to stop a small fire. Because of carpeting, upholstered furniture, papers, etc. fires spread very quickly – from often something that is relatively small to a huge conflagration in minutes.

Water often makes a grease fire worse. However, many types of fire extinguishers can slow or even stop a grease fire. Check the label to see what type of fire the extinguisher is rated to fight. Different fire extinguishers handle different types of fires. Often, a fire extinguisher is handy in the garage, the kitchen, in bedrooms, and near outdoor cooking spaces.

Often, people don’t think of a fire extinguisher. Hopefully, they will never need one. However, when one is needed, it is needed as an emergency.

So, the next time you are scratching your head for a unique, often inexpensive yet thoughtful gift, consider a fire extinguisher. The recipient may literally thank you for saving their life!

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