Home Safety - Electrical

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Placement

Placement of smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers in house
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Smoke Alarm

One on every level & near
 each bedroom.

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Carbon Monoxide

One on every
 level & near each sleeping area.

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Fire Extinguisher

One on every level, plus kitchen & garage.

Fire Extinguisher Use & Breaking the Code

Remember PASS, the 4-step anagram for proper fire extinguisher use. Of course, if the fire is too big, leave and call 911.

  • P: Pull the small pin.
  • A: Aim the nozzle at the fire's base.
  • S: Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
  • S: Swipe from side to side covering the fire area.

Here's what those rating numbers & letters mean, like 2A: 10 B:C?

  • Class A is for wood and paper fires
    The number in front is its equavalant to gallons of water x 1.25
  • Class B is for liquid fires like grease, gasoline and oil
  • Class C is for electrical fires
    The number (e.g. 5 or 10) indicates how many square feet it can cover
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