Health Tip: Keeping Fire Extinguishers at Home
-- Smoke detectors aren't the only devices that should be kept throughout the home in the event of a fire.
Fire extinguishers are equally important. The National Safety Council offers these suggestions for where to keep them:
- Keep an extinguisher that can handle both grease and electrical fires in your kitchen.
- Place another extinguisher next to your furnace, and one in your garage.
- Keep additional extinguishers at other places where a fire could start.
- Make sure everyone in the home who is physically able knows how to work an extinguisher.
Posted: June 2010