You asked: Do I need a fire extinguisher in my kitchen?

The simplest answer is because the National Fire Protection Agency in NFPA 10 dictates that you must have at least one fire extinguisher ready for use in the kitchen. … For these reasons, the NFPA still requires that commercial kitchens include a class K specific fire extinguisher.

What kind of fire extinguisher is needed in a kitchen?

The answer is you can use either a dry powder fire extinguisher which has a blue coloured label,or a CO2 fire extinguisher which has a black label. Both fire extinguisher types are suitable to use on electrics which many people have in a kitchen so both are a good example to use if your toaster was to catch fire!

Where should a fire extinguisher be placed in a kitchen?

The Kitchen

The kitchen fire extinguisher should be within 30 feet of the stove so it can be accessed quickly in an emergency. But it shouldn’t be installed in the immediate vicinity of the stove, where smoke and flames could block access.

Can you use dry powder on kitchen fires?

For fires involving cooking oils and fats (a Class F fire), a wet chemical extinguisher can be used. The wet chemical fire extinguisher can also be used on Class A fire, but foam or water extinguishers are more common. Dry powder extinguishers smother fires by forming a barrier between the fuel and source of oxygen.

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Can I put a fire extinguisher under the kitchen sink?

Storing your extinguisher

It’s also extremely important that you know how and where to store your extinguisher so that it’s readily available if and when you need to use it. Like Pressler said, you shouldn’t keep it under a sink or in a dusty old corner.

Should every house have a fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguishers should be kept on every level of your home, as well as in the kitchen and garage. If a fire starts in your home, first and foremost, evacuate your family and call the fire department to report the fire.

Which extinguisher should you not use to put out a flammable liquids fire?

Water extinguishers are used on Class A fires involving solid combustibles. They are not suitable for fires fuelled by flammable liquids or where electricity is involved.

Can I store a fire extinguisher in a cabinet?

To prevent damage, fire extinguishers should be mounted on brackets or in wall cabinets. They should also be placed in areas that are quickly and easily accessible. … Fire extinguishers stored below -40 degrees Fahrenheit may result in the extinguisher’s valve or hose cracking.

Can You Keep a fire extinguisher in a cupboard?

If you want to really protect your extinguishers from everything, then a cabinet is the way to go. The cabinet is made using a material which is durable, shatter-proof and long-lasting.

Can you put a fire extinguisher in a cupboard?

Ideally the fire extinguisher is also located near an exit. Fire extinguishers cannot be hidden behind boxes, doors or curtains ie they must be easily acessible and in view, even though they may not match the decor!

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