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Fire safety is an important consideration for every household. Learn how to maintain fire safety and minimize the risk of a dangerous fire in your home.

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Fire-Safety Tips

Fires can strike anywhere at any time. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, and detailed escape routes are just a few of the key areas of knowledge for keeping your house fire-free. Follow these fire-safety tips.


Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?

Why would you throw a fire extinguisher?

Companies have rekindled the fire grenade, made it simple and nontoxic, and dubbed it the throwable fire extinguisher. Learn more at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How to Install a Smoke Detector

Do you know how to install a smoke detector? Find out how to install a smoke detector in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Fire Extinguisher Quiz

The Ultimate Fire Extinguisher Quiz

A fire extinguisher can save your property or even your life if fire breaks out. Learn what fire extinguishers do and how they work by taking our quiz. See more »

The Ultimate Fire Safety Quiz

The Ultimate Fire Safety Quiz

Fire safety principles can save your life. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about fire safety. See more »

The Ultimate Fire Sprinkler System Quiz

The Ultimate Fire Sprinkler System Quiz

Installing a fire sprinkler system can save you and your home from fire. Take this quiz to see how much you know about fire sprinkler systems. See more »

How to Inspect a CO2 Fire Extinguisher

Do you know how to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher? Find out how to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher in this article from HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Ultimate Smoke Detectors Quiz

The Ultimate Smoke Detectors Quiz

Smoke detectors save thousands of lives every year. Take this smoke detector quiz to see how much you know about these life-saving tools. See more »

Quiz: Are your electrical outlets overloaded?

Quiz: Are your electrical outlets overloaded?

Electrical outlet overload can be very dangerous. Take this quiz to learn how to avoid the hazards of electric outlet overload. See more »

How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

Did you know that a fire sprinkler system is designed to be triggered by extremely high heat? Learn all about how a fire sprinkler system works. See more »

How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire?

How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire?

How many things can you plug into an electrical outlet before it catches fire? Find out if you are at risk for overload by using a simple formula. See more »