Used properly, portable fire extinguishers can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing one until the fire department arrives. It is essential that everyone be familiar with the proper use of portable extinguishers and know when and when not to use them.
Fire extinguishers should be placed conspicuously and within easy reach so they can be accessed quickly while a fire is still small.
Select only fire extinguishers that have been tested by an independent laboratory and labeled for the type and size of fire they can extinguish. Use the labels below as a guide to purchase the kind of extinguisher that suits your needs.