Home Fire Extinguisher Safety Statistics

In July 2021 we conducted a home fire extinguisher safety statistics survey using Google Surveys to identify what percentage of U.S. households have fire extinguishers, and how they’re used to increase safety.

Question #1: Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home?

71.6% of respondents have a fire extinguisher in their home. 28% do not have a fire extinguisher in their home.

Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home? - Home Fire Extinguisher Statistics
Have a home fire extinguisher Percent of Respondents
Yes71.6%
No28.4%

Question #2: Where are your home fire extinguishers located?

59.1% of respondents keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. 14.4% keep their fire extinguisher in a closet. 14.4% keep their fire extinguisher in the garage. 6.8% of respondents keep a fire extinguisher in the bathroom, 2.1% in a bedroom, and 1.9% in the living room. 23.8% store an extinguisher elsewhere in the home.

Where are your home fire extinguishers located? - Home Fire Extinguisher Statistics
Home fire extinguisher location Percent of Respondents
Kitchen59.1%
Garage14.4%
Closet14.4%
Bathroom6.8%
Bedroom2.2%
Living Room1.9%
None of the above23.8%

Question #3: Have you ever had to use your fire extinguisher to put out a fire?

85.8% of home fire extinguisher owners have not used it to put out a fire, while 14.2% have put out a fire at their home with it.

Have you ever had to use your fire extinguisher to put out a fire? - Home Fire Extinguisher Statistics
Used home fire extinguisher to put out fire Percent of Respondents
No85.8%
Yes14.2%

Question #4: Does having a fire extinguisher make your home feel safer?

73.3% of fire extinguisher owners believe it makes their home safer, while 26.7% think it does not make their homes feel safer.

Does having a fire extinguisher make your home feel safer? - Home Fire Extinguisher Statistics
Does a fire extinguisher make your home safer?Percent of Respondents
Yes73.3%
No26.7%

Survey Methodology

Our survey was conducted using Google Surveys and included male and female respondents of all ages and income distributions located in the United States.

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