See It – Grab It – Use It
The fireextinguisherssavelives.org website highlights successful fire extinguisher uses in an effort to bring further awareness to fire safety. Studies have shown that after notifying the fire department, the average person can help save lives and protect property by using a fire extinguisher during an emergency.
Tulsa, Okla. – An Oklahoma Natural Gas employee used a fire extinguisher from his work vehicle to help save the life of a man who was trapped in a burning vehicle after a bad rollover crash. Shane Richardson, who is also a volunteer firefighter, pulled over to help before any first responders had arrived. While […]
Port Charlotte, Fla. – Two Charlotte County deputies and a Good Samaritan are being called heroes after using a fire extinguisher and a pocketknife to save a man from a burning vehicle. Due to the “unbearable” heat from the fire, Deputies Garrett Parrish and Bryant Ovalles Vasquez used the fire extinguisher to beat back the […]
Deerfield, Mass. – Quick thinking and a pair of fire extinguishers saved a Massachusetts workshop from major damage when a recent fire broke out. The owner of Pioneer Gardens in Deerfield noticed smoke before he and a co-worker grabbed two fire extinguishers that they used to knock down a fire in the workshop. While firefighters […]
Mitchell, Ontario – A 12-year-old girl is being called a “pretty outstanding young lady” after using a fire extinguisher to put out a fire in her family’s microwave that started while she was cooking. Brooke Workman was home alone making muffins when she heard a bang from the microwave and saw smoke in the kitchen. […]
Tulsa, OK – After noticing fire coming from a vehicle in front of him at a fast-food drive thru, a former Oklahoma police officer helped the driver of the burning vehicle escape and used a fire extinguisher from the restaurant to keep the fire in check until the fire department arrived. Curtis McLaughlin, who recently […]
Yuma, Ariz. – A Yuma, Arizona resident was recognized for grabbing and using a fire extinguisher to help a police officer when his motorcycle started on fire. Daniel Sutton was working at an autobody shop when he saw officer Aaron Mrofka getting off of his burning bike. Sutton quickly grabbed a fire extinguisher from the […]
Coventry, RI – A nurse at a Rhode Island rehabilitation facility used a fire extinguisher to help put out a fire and get her patients out of the room where the fire started. “Whatever she did there, probably saved some lives,” Timothy McLaughlin, RI Fire Marshall, said. The building’s sprinklers, alarm system and staff are […]
Ithaca, NY – Police in Ithaca, NY publicly thanked a local school bus driver after he used a fire extinguisher to knock down flames of a house fire until the fire department arrived. The bus driver, Keith Whitaker, had been a volunteer firefighter for 22 years. After noticing “a flicker out of the corner of […]
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Every state has a State Fire Code with a section on fire extinguisher requirements. To get an overview of what state fire codes are based on and if states have made enhancements to fire codes visit the Interactive Fire Safety Map.