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Frequently Asked Questions Fire Protection

What kinds of fire extinguisher should I purchase for my home and where should it be located?

Residential fire extinguishers should be of the multi-purpose variety labeled "ABC" and capable of being used on all types of fires.  It should be large enough to extinguish a small fire but not so heavy that it cannot be easily handled.  Install the fire extinguisher close to an exit. It is recommended that you use a fire extinguisher only when a fire is confined to a small area and everyone is out of the dwelling.


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