Next, you need to know how extinguishers are sized…
Essentially, standard fire extinguishers come in four standard sizes at 50% purity: stove-top, 2-pound, 5-pound, and 10-pound.
The Fireball® comes in four sizes too but they are much more powerful at 94% purity: 1.1lb, 3lbs, 4lbs and 11lbs.
Stove-top sizes are obviously built for the kitchen, where many fires occur. Get 1 fire extinguisher (be sure it handles grease) and add a 3 lbs Fireball® and a FireBlanket® to your kitchen.
2-Pounders are smaller, yet easily portable, so they’re great for your car.
I recommend one within easy reach inside the car, and another in the trunk.
Make sure you’ve got them secured within your vehicle, but that you can easily access them as needed.
I keep a 1.1 lb Fireball® attached under the hood to protect my engine and a 3lb Fireball® in the trunk too.
5-Pounders are the best size for inside your home.
You should definitely have one for the kitchen (you can store it in the pantry) or the laundry room as most house fires happen in these two areas of a home.
Additionally, having one 5-pounder on each floor of the home is recommended. And if you have children, put one in each of their rooms because well, you played with fire in your room as a kid too.
A 4 lb Fireball® is a great substitute since it is automatic, more powerful and requires no maintenance.
10-Pounders are the largest standard sized extinguishers. I placed an 11 lb Fireball® in my garage, warehouse and barn instead because it is automatic and more powerful. I then put a 3lb traditional fire extinguishers next to the doors.
6.5 million barn animals are incinerated by fire each year in the USA. Please think of your animals safety by putting a Fireball near sources of fire in the barn, hutch or coop.
The 11 lbs Fireball® is perfect for garages, basements, storage areas, etc. - basically places where a fire could smolder or start unnoticed.
The larger size extinguisher compensates for how the fire may grow until it’s noticed.
If you believe the old adage that “anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” then you can keep one of the 11lb Fireballs® on each floor of the house for extra peace of mind.
Obviously, this type and sizing info will help you determine what kinds, and how many extinguishers you should have in your home.
You can find good fire extinguishers at your local home improvement store or online and you can find the Fireball® at www.AutoFireGuard.com
And don’t forget your vehicle. Over 350 people die each year from vehicle fires, so get protected. Put a Fireball® in your car!
A grateful user of the Fireball.