Home Fire Extinguisher Statistics

SelectSafety Home Fire Extinguisher Survey In July 2021 we conducted a home fire extinguisher survey to identify what percentage of U.S. households have fire extinguishers, and how they’re used to increase safety. Survey Methodology: Our survey was conducted using Google Surveys and included respondents located in the United States. Question #1: Do you have a … Read more

DIY Fire Escape Ladder – How to Build Your Own

A fire escape ladder is a vital piece of equipment if you have to get out of a burning building. For homeowners, the presence of a fire escape ladder can mean the difference between life or death for your family. In this article we provide instructions on how to make your own fire escape ladder. … Read more

What Size Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

Selecting the right kind of fire extinguisher can quite literally be a matter of life or death. You don’t want to be stuck in the middle of a fire only to realize that the fire extinguisher’s weight is too heavy for you to carry or the range of the extinguishing agent isn’t enough to douse … Read more

Rope Fire Escape Ladders vs. Folding Fire Escape Ladders

Multi-story building fires or other emergencies may require more than one option for people to safely descend. For instance, the elevators can be out of service, or the stairs might get crowded with panicked people. Having a backup plan as part of your fire safety protocols is a wise choice.  Having protocols in place is … Read more

Fire Escape Chutes vs. Fire Escape Slides

The speed of technology and innovation has made it possible to explore better ways to escaping life-threatening fires. Fire escape chutes and slides are some of the better fire escape methods. These options are more efficient and cost-effective than fire escape ladders, which have dominated the fire escape equipment market for a long time.  Today, … Read more

How To Install a Fire Escape Ladder?

Every house should have two ways out in case of a fire. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that every home have a fire escape. Fire escape ladders are safe and easy to install in homes.  In the blog post, we will walk you through the steps required to install a fire escape ladder.  … Read more

Are Fire Escape Chutes Dangerous?

Fire escape chutes are an excellent evacuation solution in the face of a large fire. Escape chutes have a tube-like construction that can safely transport multiple people quickly to safety. They work for people of all ages, from children to adults. In this article we discuss various questions about fire escape chutes.  What are Fire … Read more

Does a Fire Escape Ladder Work for Balcony Railings?

Unpredictable and intimidating, house fires are a major health hazard. Have you ever wondered how many people lose their lives to home fires every day in the United States? It is more than most people anticipate.  According to research conducted by American Red Cross in 2018, seven people, on average, die in home fires every … Read more

How Much Weight Can a Fire Escape Ladder Hold?

Every building, be it residential or commercial, should have a fire escape ladder. It ensures safety for you, your loved ones, and your colleagues in case of an emergency. There are always chances of a fire breaking out, and these ladders serve as the perfect getaway if it does. People are often scared of using … Read more

Fire Escape Ladders vs. Chutes

Ensuring that your home or office building has optimal fire safety protocols doesn’t just minimize the damage caused by the raging flames but also has the potential to save lives. Two of the best ways for evacuation during a fire are ladders and chutes.  If you’re wondering which would be the better choice for your … Read more

How Does a Fire Escape Chute Work?

It’s true what they say about emergencies. They almost always come unannounced, which is why preparing for them is of crucial importance. When the emergency is a fire getting ready to engulf everything around it, there’s no time to think. According to the National Fire Protection Association, preparing for a fire includes an alarm system, … Read more

How Many Fire Escape Ladders Do You Need?

It goes without saying that your home is your safe haven. But comfort and safety of your home can be quickly destroyed in the event of a fire. This is precisely why you need to equip your home with fire escape ladders and protect yourself and your loved ones. In this article we discuss how … Read more

How to Store a Fire Escape Ladder?

An uncontrolled fire has correctly been said to be a good servant but a mad master; it can lead to numerous hazards, loss of life, and property. The conventional ways of protecting yourself in a fire include a fire alarm, fire extinguisher, and a fire escape ladder.  You don’t want your emergency fire escape ladder … Read more

How to Choose a Fire Escape Ladder?

Your home keeps you safe and comfortable – it’s designed to do so. But disasters can happen within the home, especially when there are numerous fire hazards in close range of one another. To get your family to safety, a fire ladder is an essential tool in case of a fire. Factors When Choosing a … Read more

Are Fire Escape Ladders Dangerous?

Fire escape ladders might seem like chunky jungle-gym-like, pop-cameo accessories, but they serve their purpose in protecting you from a dangerous fire. Almost 75% of all the deaths in home fires occur within the two minutes that people need to escape the house fire. Having a fire escape ladder in place is one of the … Read more

How Many Times Can You Use a Fire Escape Ladder?

Fire escape ladders can be a real lifesaver during a building or home fire emergency. However, once they are used, can they be used again? We discuss the answer in this post. Fire Escape Ladders Can Fail After weather and time take their toll on steel or iron components of fire escape ladders, they can … Read more

How to Use a Fire Escape Ladder Safely

Fire escape ladders are one of the most important tools to help people escape from being trapped in a building that is on fire, from earthquakes, or acts of terror. A fire escape ladder is actually a simple and easy-to-use system where a person can easily scale the side of a building using only their … Read more

Where Are Fire Escape Ladders Required?

Fire escape ladders have served as a means of escaping homes and buildings during fires, earthquakes, or emergency events for many years. In the past, requirements were set that mandated fire escape ladders be attached to buildings to allow people to evacuate when all other exits are blocked. But is this still true? Find out … Read more

Do Fire Extinguishers Require a Sign?

Before we determine if fire extinguishers require sign placement, let us first see when this question should come up. The governing authority, in this case, is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA as we know it.  The above question, “Do fire extinguishers require a sign?”, arises under two given cases: OSHA requires the … Read more

The Parts of a Fire Extinguisher Explained

Whether it’s water, foam, dry chemical, or clean agent fire extinguisher, you can find these safety items everywhere. In case of an emergency, it is important that you know how to use one. The parts of a fire extinguisher play a critical role in its function. This article will talk about fire extinguisher parts and … Read more

How Many Fire Extinguishers Do You Need?

Combustible materials are everywhere around us, and because of these materials, a small fire can rage out of control and get deadly in just a matter of three to five minutes. Having easy access to fire extinguishers is crucial. This aticle discusses how many fire extinguishers you need in a specific, designated area.  General Fire … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Balls – Key Things You Should Know

Fighting flames with fire extinguisher balls is nothing new. Such fire suppressants have been around for years. In fact, back in the 19th century, glass balls filled with fire suppressant liquids were frequently used to put out fires.  Over the years, the design slowly fell out of fashion. But that wasn’t the end of fire … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Inspection – Essential Things to Know

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the USA has around 130,000 fires annually, resulting in more than 3000 deaths. In the face of such danger, often time our first line of defense is a fire extinguisher.  There have been dreadful stories about people grabbing their fire extinguishers only to discover that it had expired, … Read more

What Do the 4 Colors of Fire Extinguishers Mean?

Fire extinguishers are essential to your first aid fire-fighting protocols. They can make all the difference between a small, developing fire that can be easily put out or raging flames that engulf everything you hold near and dear.  It is best to be vigilant during a fire incident and know what different fire extinguisher colors … Read more

Fire Blanket Alternatives for Emergency Situations

No matter how cautious you are, there is always a chance of electric or stovetop fires breaking out. Installing an effective fire alarm system will help you detect fires immediately and evacuate to safety. But what if they malfunction and you get stuck amidst the flames? Or perhaps the fire is merely in its incipient … Read more

Fire Blanket Materials – What Are They Made Of?

Fire blankets are a top priority when it comes to fire safety. They are easy to store and use as your first line of defense against nascent fires.  It is important to consider the various fire blanket materials available in the market. With so many options, it can be quite confusing to make the right … Read more

Fire Blanket Temperature Ratings: What They Mean

If you’re conscious about fire safety protocols like us, you probably have several fire blankets placed around your home. There should be one near the kitchen entrance, in the hallway, and near your fireplace. Moreover, your office should also have fire blankets around in case of a fire emergency. When buying a fire blanket for … Read more

How to Make Your Own Fire Blanket

Fire blankets are an essential component of your fire safety measures. They are easy to use with quick-release containers to minimize the damage caused by small fires. A fire blanket is specially designed with the right materials to suffocate incipient fires by cutting off the oxygen supply. It can help save you from burns or … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Foam – What Is That Stuff?

There are several different kinds of fire extinguishers, and each is used to put out a certain type of fire. One of them is a foam fire extinguisher. Foam fire extinguishers differ from other fire extinguishers because they ensure that the inflamed surfaces remain cool long after the fire has been put out. While this … Read more

What Is an ABC Fire Extinguisher?

A single fire extinguisher isn’t enough to battle every kind of fire, which is why fire extinguishers have been divided into different classes depending on their source. In fact, every class of fire has its own fire extinguishers. There are also multipurpose fire extinguishers that put out different kinds of fire in one go. ABC … Read more

Recharging a Fire Extinguisher – What You Need to Know

There are endless horror stories about people who tried to fight off a fire with a fire extinguisher, only to realize that it had run out of charge. This happens even if the fire extinguisher hasn’t ever been used before.  Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, it’s essential to understand that fire extinguishers … Read more

Where Should Fire Blankets Be Located?

Specially made out of non-flammable material, fire blankets are your best bet against small indoor fires. They help you put it out immediately to minimize injuries and property damage. But, a fire blanket is only effective when it is installed in the right spots around your home or office. The fire blanket’s location needs to … Read more

What Type of Fire Extinguisher Do I Need?

Before we get to the kinds of fire extinguishers required for different disasters, we need to understand the various types of fire. The type of fire extinguisher you need depends on the type of fire you need to put out: Class A Fires – fires caused by combustibles like wood, metal, cloth, paper, rubber, and … Read more

What Is a Fire Blanket Used For?

Learning how to prevent a fire or get it under control till the fire department arrives can be vital for your safety. Fire blankets are one of the essentials when it comes to home fire safety. They are specially designed to keep the fire from spreading and protecting people trying to escape a blaze. When … Read more

Can LED Lights Start a Fire?

LED lights have become a common form of lighting for homes and offices. This is because they use less energy than other types of bulbs. In fact, because of the benefits they provide, these types of lights are being installed more and more in offices and homes. But have you wondered if or how LED … Read more

Do Fire Blankets Work?

Split-second decisions can save lives amidst a raging fire. But, taking the wrong steps will exacerbate the situation and make it increasingly life-threatening for you and your loved ones. Fire blankets are an essential part of fire-safety protocols. They are commonly used for campfires and small, indoor fires. Today, let’s discover the places where fire … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Standards

Fire Extinguisher Standards were created to ensure that homes and business owners are able to use the appropriate fire extinguishers on their property. Every year, fire extinguisher standards go through a stringent review process and are updated to reflect current technologies and techniques. Training on how to use a fire extinguisher and fire extinguisher locations … Read more

Is Fire Extinguisher Powder Toxic?

While fire extinguishers do a great job of putting out small fires, it is an unfortunate fact that they can also be hazardous to your health. The Fire Triangle The Fire Triangle is also called the combustion triangle. There are three parts to the triangle required for a fire to ignite. These include: Heat Fuel … Read more

Can a Fire Extinguisher Explode?

Fire extinguishers are made to help put fires out and protect anyone nearby from any harm. However, fire extinguishers can also cause injury or physical damage under some circumstances. One is when a fire extinguisher explodes. But how does this happen? Defective Fire Extinguishers Defective, rarely inspected, and uncharged fire extinguishers can render them useless … Read more

Fire Extinguisher Use Steps

Most fires that occur in residential homes can be easily put under control with the right tools. The following steps should be followed in case of a fire emergency. Steps To Using A Fire Extinguisher The PASS Technique There are 4 main steps you need to remember to put out a fire using a fire … Read more

How Long Do Fire Extinguishers Last?

Fire extinguishers have the ability to work for many years, but this does not mean that they can last forever. But how can you tell when one is too old and needs to be replaced? We discuss the answer below. Fire Extinguisher Expiration Dates Fire extinguishers most likely do not have an expiration date stamped … Read more

What Are The 5 Classes of Fire Extinguishers?

The one reason people should have fire extinguishers in their home or work facility is safety. But the key is to know which fire extinguisher you need. There are five main types of fire extinguishers available to you. So, before purchasing one, you need to know what you are looking for. The 5 different types of … Read more

How To Prevent Arc Flash?

Even though it’s nearly impossible to predict an arc flash, there are a few steps you can adopt to prevent an arc flash from happening on your project site. An arc flash can release a deadly energy blast without warning that can cause severe physical harm. This makes it one of the most hazardous events … Read more

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