Arvada, CO – Three young brothers were playing in their yard in Colorado when they noticed a fire at their neighbor’s house. Luckily the boy’s father is a local firefighter, so they knew exactly what to do. They quickly alerted their mother to the fire and helped her locate the family’s portable fire extinguisher. After […]
Cherry Hill, NJ – While shopping, a man in Cherry Hill, NJ put out a fire in a Walmart. The man noticed the fire in the apparel section and grabbed a nearby portable fire extinguisher. Then, with the assistance of another shopper, used it to put out the flames. A spokesperson for the Walmart said […]
Kingston, MA – A fire broke out at a single-family home in Kingston, MA due to a charging hoverboard. The charging cord, which was being used for the first time, caused the hoverboard’s battery pack to explode. The residents put out the fire with a portable fire extinguisher on their own and reported the fire […]
Middletown, NJ – A smoke alarm and fire extinguisher staved off disaster for a family in the Middletown, NJ. The fire broke out in the home’s laundry room, but the family was quickly alerted to it by their smoke alarm. While most of the family evacuated the home, one of the residents used a portable […]
Lake Stevens, WA – A woman was injured when her car went careening off a road one recent evening. The car went 50 feet down an embankment, where it crashed and caught fire in the engine compartment. A nearby witness was able to quickly douse the flames with a portable fire extinguisher. Firefighters were able […]
Somerville, MA – A bus driver has been recognized as a hero after she jumped into action to help save people in a burning home. The driver was returning the bus back to the garage when she came upon the fire burning in a three-family home. She stopped the bus, grabbed the vehicle’s portable fire […]
New Hope, MN – At the start of the New Year, West Metro Fire began offering free home safety surveys to residents. During the survey, members of the fire department perform a walk through with homeowners to identify safety hazards and provide smoke detectors or fire extinguishers, at no cost, to residents who need them. […]
Bellingham, WA – Bellingham Fire Department and North Whatcom Fire and Rescue crews reported to Yew Street after a 911 caller saw smoke coming from an upstairs window. Before the crew’s arrival, a neighbor broke a window and entered the house to use a portable fire extinguisher to knock down the flames before fire authorities […]
Are You Safe? Does your building require fire extinguishers throughout?
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.