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Fire Safety

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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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Protect Your Family and Home from Fire and Carbon Monoxide at True Value

Keep your family and property safe with our extensive selection of home safety must-haves. Find smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors from True Value that are your first line of defense in an emergency.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

The alert from a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector may be the first sign of danger in your home. To make sure you’re prepared, we carry a variety of options:

  • Long-Life 10-Year Battery Alarm: Powered by a sealed-in lithium-ion battery that lasts the life of the alarm.
  • 9V Battery-Powered Alarm: Inexpensive and easy to install. Requires a regular battery change.
  • Hardwired Alarm: Wired to your home’s power supply. Can be interconnected with other alarms in the home so they sound simultaneously.
  • AC Plug-in Alarms: These carbon monoxide detectors plug directly in your home’s electrical outlet. Usually has a battery backup. Look for interconnect capabilities which connects all your home’s alarms
  • Combination Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detector: Provides 2-in-1 protection to detect smoke and carbon monoxide. Available with a 10-year battery or wireless hardwired models.
Fire Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher is a must for managing common household fires, especially in areas like the garage or kitchen. We offer two types of extinguishers:

  • Rechargeable Fire Extinguishers: Must be refilled by a certified fire equipment dealer after it has been used once or loses pressure.
  • Nonrechargeable/Disposable Fire Extinguisher: Designed to be used one time only. Afterwards, it must be disposed of properly.
Shop Safety and Security First

At True Value, we know safety for your family and home is one of the most important projects on your to-do list. In addition to smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors from First Alert, True Value also carries fire escape ladders and fire safes. Get what you need now and save on delivery with our Free Ship-to-Store option.