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How and When to Use Your Fire Extinguisher | The Allstate Blog

Fire Safety: Do You Know How and When to Use Your Fire Extinguisher?

February 7, 2019 If you have to use a fire extinguisher inside your home, it can be a hectic, confusing situation, especially if you've never used one before. Kidde suggests that homeowners read the instructions and become familiar with the fire extinguisher's parts and operation before a fire breaks out. If you’re unsure if… Allstate https://i2.wp.com/www.allstate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Fire-Extinguisher-spray_iStock.jpg?fit=2674%2C1838&strip=all&ssl=1
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If you have to use a fire extinguisher inside your home, it can be a hectic, confusing situation, especially if you’ve never used one before.

Kidde suggests that homeowners read the instructions and become familiar with the fire extinguisher’s parts and operation before a fire breaks out. If you’re unsure if it’s safe to use a fire extinguisher, the U.S. Fire Administration suggests that you alert others, leave the building, and call 911 from a mobile phone.

Check out the video below that can help explain when and how to use your fire extinguisher.

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