The fact is that a monitored home fire alarm system is the best defense in the event of a fire. However, having portable fire extinguishers in your home can also help save lives and property by enabling you to put out a small fire or at least contain it until the fire department arrives.  It’s important to remember, though, that because fires grow and spread so rapidly, the number one priority is for you and your family to get out of the house safely.  Fire experts recommend installing fire extinguishers on every level of your home including the kitchen, basement and garage. Fire extinguishers come in various sizes so you should select the size that’s right for you based on your family situation and who you think is most likely to be using it.

You should ensure that you choose the right kind of fire extinguisher because there are different models for different kinds of fires. The different classes of fires are:

The National Fire Protection Associations offers some fire extinguisher safety tips:

o   Pull the pin. Point the nozzle of the extinguisher away from you and release the locking mechanism.

o   Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

o   Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

o   Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

When it comes to fire, preparation is key. In addition to equipping your home with the proper fire extinguishers, having a home fire alarm system in place can help ensure the safety of your loved ones and prevent the loss of your home and your valuables.  Contact BSG Today to Learn More 855-MYSMARTHOME