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Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Lakewood Families?

10/11/2021 (Permalink)

A person uses a fire extinguisher inside a house to put out a fire. We respond to fire damage emergencies 24-hours a day in Jefferson County.

Portable Fire Extinguishers and Children

Portable fire extinguishers save lives and property by containing small fires until the West Metro Fire Rescue can arrive. SERVPRO® of Lakewood-Ken Caryl restores fire damage throughout the year in Lakewood. Here are some recommendations from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) on portable fire extinguishers and children:

  • The NFPA believes that children should not be trained how to operate portable fire extinguishers
  • Teaching children to use portable fire extinguishers runs counter to NFPA messaging to get out and stay out if there is a fire
  • Children may not have the maturity to operate a portable fire extinguisher properly or decide whether or not a fire is small enough to be put out by the extinguisher
  • Children may not have the physical ability to handle the extinguisher or dexterity to perform the complex actions required to put out a fire
  • In the process of extinguishing flames, children may not know how to respond if the fire spreads
  • NFPA continues to believe that only adults who know how to operate portable fire extinguishers should use them.

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