CHOOSING FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR YOUR HOME
For your main home protection, install a 2-A: 10-B:C rated, Class A-B-C living area unit on every level of your home, no more than 40 feet apart.
The kitchen is the likeliest place you will have a fire. Protect your home with a 711A extinguisher in the kitchen area.
Due to volumes of flammable liquids in the garage, you should install a higher rated unit such as the 3-A:40B-C, Class A-B-C Garage/Workshop unit.
A 1-A: 10-B:C, Class B-C extinguisher is ideal for fires involving energized electrical equipment.
CARBON MONOXIDE/SMOKE/FIRE ALARMS
Choosing CARBON MONOXIDE, SMOKE, and FIRE ALARMS for your home
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), recommends one Smoke Alarm on every floor, in every sleeping area, and in every bedroom. In new construction, the smoke alarms must be AC powered and interconnected.
Heat alarms are designed to go off when they sense a certain temperature; they will not react to smoke and should not be used to replace alarms, but rather to supplement your system in certain locations where they are preferred, such as in a garage or attic.
CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS
You should install carbon monoxide alarms outside every sleeping area, on every level of your home, and all areas required by your local law.