Fire extinguisher

Place a fire extinguisher in the kitchen. In general, follow these guidelines:

Place it away from the stove and near an exit.

  • Mount it:
    • On the wall in full view
  • -OR-
    • If you keep it inside a cabinet, be sure to put up a sign “Fire Extinguisher Inside”
    • Know how to use the fire extinguisher.
    • Check it yearly to make sure it is fully charged.

If a fire occurs:

  • Evacuate the children first.
  • Before you decide to return and fight the fire, make sure someone is supervising the children and someone else is contacting the fire department.
  • Never try to fight a large fire. Home fire extinguishers are designed only for small fires.
  • Never throw water on a grease or electrical fire.