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%|
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.
Nick Klamecki is a certified Fire and Workplace Safety expert with 15 years experience in product research and testing. He has a degree in Economics from U.C. Davis, is an active outdoorsman and spent years ensuring the safety of special needs children. Nick researches and tests workplace, industrial and safety products and provides advice on their safe use.