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.
|Have a home fire extinguisher||Percent of Respondents|
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.
|Home fire extinguisher location||Percent of Respondents|
|None of the above||23.8%|
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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.
|Used home fire extinguisher to put out fire||Percent of Respondents|
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 a fire extinguisher make your home safer?||Percent of Respondents|
Our survey was conducted using Google Surveys and included male and female respondents of all ages and income distributions located in the United States.