Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fire Extinguishers

Our neighborhood disaster preparedness coordinators, responsible for 312 homes, met last night to calibrate our progress. One of the things we talked about were fire extinguishers.  If you own a business, someone comes around once a year to check each of the extinguishers for pressure and refill them if necessary.   If you've got fire extinguishers in your home, chances are they have never been checked unless you've had a fire.  

One of the coordinators had a great idea, transferable to any neighborhood: find a service provider and schedule so that all neighbors can bring their fire extinguishers to a central location to have them tested and refilled if necessary.

This tip falls into the "small but possibly life-saving" category.

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