Every home and business should have at least one fire extinguisher readily available. Did you know that 27 percent of reported fires happen in homes? Unfortunately, 79 percent of death by fire and 73 percent of all fire-related injuries are caused by home fires—not wildfires. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that there are over 350,000 home fires on average per year, resulting in about 2,620 civilian deaths. There are also about 11,200 civilian injuries related to fires every year and an incredible $6.9 billion in property damage.
The majority of home fires are caused by cooking, electrical issues, heating appliances, lighting equipment, smoking, and, in rare cases, arson. Cooking is by far the most common cause of a house fire and a fire’s resulting injuries and deaths, with smoking a close second. It’s equally important to prevent fires and have the necessary equipment on hand to quickly and safely put out fires. However, not every home is equipped with a fire extinguisher. Fires can spread rapidly, especially grease fires, and without a fire extinguisher, the average person is not capable of putting out flames.
What You Can Do In An Emergency Fire Situation
There are many types of fire extinguishers on the market, and it can be overwhelming when you start shopping. Cold Fire Extinguishers are the best for putting out fires because they actually remove the heat and don’t simply smother flames. Most fire extinguishers you’ll find work by the smothering method, but that is far from the best and safest approach. Cold Fire Tactical Extinguishers are especially effective at putting out grease fires as well as fires caused by chemicals, fuel, and fabrics. Plus, Cold Fire Extinguishers are safe. You can even spray a person directly without causing any harm.
Cold Fire Extinguishers should be placed in the home, car, boat, and RV—anywhere a fire might break out. These extinguishers are well-established as the premium choice and are used by firefighters, police officers, and those in the car racing industry. They can save lives, save property, and provide you with peace of mind. With so many fires happening every year, it’s important that you have the right fire extinguishing products readily available. Make sure to store Cold Fire Extinguishers in moderate temperatures (above freezing levels and not hotter than 120 degrees).
Benefits of Cold Fire Extinguishers
These fire extinguishers are biodegradable and non-toxic. They are suitable for all seasons and nearly all temperatures, featuring a loop handle for easy manageability. You can use them on all types of fires and there’s no messy cleanup (unlike more traditional smothering fire extinguishers). They are relatively lightweight and come in 20-ounce units so that virtually anyone can effectively handle them—including children. Having a proper fire extinguisher in your home, business, or mode of transportation is an important part of taking a proactive step in safety.
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