Fire Extinguisher Placement

Dear Survival Blonde:
I want to prep for fire safety. What is the best place to keep a fire extinguisher?

Fellow Survivor:
The proper placement of fire extinguishers will allow you to act in a timely manner and
potentially contain or put out a fire. Think ‘Can I reach it within 6 seconds of the start of the
fire?’ and then place it. Here is a list of places you should consider, starting with the most
important one.

  1. Kitchen – 30 ft. away from the stove
  2. One Extinguisher on each floor – 4-5 feet off the ground in plain view and centrally located
  3. Garage and/or Workshop
  4. Near Recreation Vehicles (like campers, motorcycles, ATVs, boats, etc.)
  5. Laundry Room – clogged vents cause many fires
  6. Decks, Patio and Grill
  7. Bedrooms – if possible keep one in each bedroom
  8. Close to Sources of Heat such as: fireplaces, chimneys, furnace, wood stove, or any other open flame or heating source.


  • Oil/Grease fires cannot be put out with water
  • Clean your lint trap in your dryer every 6 months

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