11-8-13 Know your extinguishers!

Have a few well-placed fire extinguishers in your home.  Make sure you know how to use them, for what kind of fires they are suited, and that they are replaced or recharged every few years.  Fire extinguishers typically work well for contained fires (think wastebasket), but not so well for open or large fires. Take a few moments every so often to go over the procedures on how to use a fire extinguisher with the whole family. Having some knowledge before hand on how to release the safeties devices etc. can make all the difference if one ever has to be used in an emergency.