Fire alarms save lives! Approximately half of the lives consumed by house fires annually occur in homes without fire alarms. Fire alarms, also referred to as smoke detectors, are generally available in two different types & ionization fire alarms for fast burning flames and photoelectric fire alarms for smoldering fires. For the best fire protection, fire professionals suggest installing both ionization fire alarms and photoelectric fire alarms in your home.
Fire extinguishers can contain small fires and stop them from spreading. Fire extinguishers are classified according to the type of fire for they extinguish:
Class A - extinguish common combustible fires - wood, paper, cloth, rubber, trash and plastic.
Class B - extinguish flammable liquids - solvents, oil, gasoline, paints, lacquers and oil-based products.
Class C - extinguish energized equipment - wiring, controls, motors, machinery or appliances - caused by a spark, a power surge, or short circuit.
Class D - extinguish combustible metals.