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Cheyenne Fire Rescue is reminding residents to conduct monthly inspections on their portable fire extinguishers in their homes.
Fire extinguishers are a life-saving tool that can prevent thousands of dollars’ worth of loss when used at the right time. However, a fire extinguisher has a limited lifespan and must be checked and maintained monthly to work property, said Kevin Parks, Prevention Officer for Cheyenne Fire Rescue.
“Just like the monthly maintenance you perform on other items, the same should be done for your fire extinguisher,” said Parks.
Each month you should:
Remember, you can use fire extinguishers on small fires. If the fire is too big, evacuate your residence immediately and call 9-1-1 from a safe location.
If you have questions about your fire extinguisher, what size is right for your home or where to place the extinguisher, contact Cheyenne Fire Rescue at 307-637-6311.