What kinds of fire extinguisher should I purchase for my home and where should it be located?
Residential fire extinguishers should be of the multi-purpose variety labeled "ABC" and capable of being used on all types of fires. It should be large enough to extinguish a small fire but not so heavy that it cannot be easily handled. Install the fire extinguisher close to an exit. It is recommended that you use a fire extinguisher only when a fire is confined to a small area and everyone is out of the dwelling.