Weekly Round-Up: On Fire Extinguishers & Smoke Detectors

by Kelly · 2 comments

in Links Galore

The first item in this week’s round-up is a link to Unclutterer’s post on fire extinguishers. I’d like to add my own public service announcement about smoke detectors.

Get one (or many).

Install it (or them).

Check them regularly.

There should be at least one smoke detector and fire extinguisher on each level of your house, or, if you have a one-floor abode, on each end of your house. Counterintuitively, the smoke detector shouldn’t be too close to the kitchen, and the fire extinguisher should be far enough away from the stove that if there is a fire, you can still get at the extinguisher.

You should check your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers monthly, but if you don’t, now would be a good time to do that.

Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite reads for the week:

As always, you can check out the Good Reads page or my Tumblr site Almost Frugal Finds for all my links, as well as following me on Twitter for the Frugal Tips of the Day.


1 Simple in France April 12, 2010

Is it just me or are smoke detectors relatively non-existent here in France. I notice often when I cook and send off a bunch of smoke that would normally send the place beeping back in the US!
.-= Simple in France´s last blog ..Pinching Pennies, Indulging in Luxuries =-.

2 Kelly April 12, 2010

They're a lot more common now- when I first moved here 10 years ago, I brought some with me because the ones that you could buy in the US for $10 cost more than €50 here. Now however, you can buy them at any hardware store for about €10.

I bought mine at Ikea- they have good prices on smoke detectors and fire extinguishers especially if you're a member.

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