Fire Safety

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.

Featured
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?

The middle of an emergency is a lousy time to realize that fire extinguishers are more than a point-and-shoot proposition. Think you could manage one that you lob at the local inferno?

You need to install a smoke detector, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to install a smoke detector in this article.

You need to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to inspect a CO2 fire extinguisher in this article.

How Fire Sprinkler Systems Work

Did you know that fire sprinkler systems are designed to be triggered by extremely high heat, not smoke, so there's less chance of false alarms that can lead to and water damage to property? Read on to learn how and why these fire prevention systems work to save lives.

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

Overloaded outlets and poorly made power strips can cause an electrical overload that can ruin your holiday plans. How many plugs does it take to start a fire?

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.

How Fire Extinguishers Work

While there's a good chance that your fire extinguisher will sit on the wall for years, collecting dust, it could end up saving your property and even your life. Learn the correct way to use an extinguisher and see what sort of fire suppressant works best on different types of fires.

How do smoke detectors intercommunicate?

I have several smoke detectors in my house, and recently the battery went dead on one of them. It started chirping, so I took the battery out, only to have the others complain about it. My question is, how do all of the smoke detectors talk to one an

How do dry chemical fire extinguishers work?

How do multi-class dry chemical fire extinguishers work? What is the dry chemical?

How Smoke Detectors Work

As the saying goes, "Where there's smoke, there's fire." Smoke detectors are amazing: They're pretty inexpensive, but they save thousands of lives each year. Learn all about nuclear and light-sensing smoke detectors.