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Fire Extinguishers for Home

Buying Guide: Choose the Right Safety Products for Your Home

Click on the product hotspots below to learn more about the safety products that industry experts recommend for the home.

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    Garage/Workshop
    Fire Extinguisher

    Due to the volume of flammable liquids normally present in garages and workshops, a higher rated fire extinguisher is recommended. This fire extinguisher fights fires common to the garage and workshop such as paint, wood, gasoline & energized electrical equipment.

    Kidde Garage/Workshop Fire Extinguisher

    An Automobile Fire Extinguisher is also recommended.

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    Living Area - CO Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Look for location-specific CO alarm models designed to protect living areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YL

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    At a minimum, industry experts recommend a carbon monoxide alarm be installed on each level of the home -- ideally on any level with fuel burning appliances and outside of sleeping areas.

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YL

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YL

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    At a minimum, industry experts recommend a carbon monoxide alarm be installed on each level of the home -- ideally on any level with fuel burning appliances and outside of sleeping areas.

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YL

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    1st Floor - Fire Extinguisher

    Place fire extinguishers within reach on every level of your home. For your main home protection, install a 2-A: 10-B:C rated living area unit on every level of your home. Install close to exits, and in the kitchen and garage. Include all locations where a fire may start. Check the gauge monthly to be sure it is pressurized.

    Suggested Model: Pro210

    Or, select a fire extinguisher

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    Heat Alarm

    The Kidde HD135F is a 120V AC Wire In Heat Alarm that responds to temperature rather than smoke. The alarm will sound if temperatures rise above 135° F and is interconnectable (see details).

    Select the Kidde Heat Alarm

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    The Kidde HD135F is interconnectable: the interconnect system must not exceed the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) limit of 18 initiating devices (Smoke, heat, CO, etc) interconnected, it is still possible to interconnect 6 strobe lights and or relay modules.

    Select the Kidde Heat Alarm

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    Kitchen - Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COEG-3, C3010D

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    At a minimum, industry experts recommend a CO alarm be installed on each level of the home--ideally on any level with fuel burning appliances and outside of sleeping areas.

    Suggested model: KN-COEG-3, C3010D

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Bedroom - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect bedroom areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010B, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12010S, KN-COSM-IBA

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    According to the NFPA, smoke alarms should be placed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. In addition, industry experts recommend having both photoelectric and ionization alarms for optimal protection against flaming and smoldering fires.

    Suggested battery models: P3010B, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12010S, KN-COSM-IBA

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    Bedroom - Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Look for location-specific CO alarm models designed to protect bedroom areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YB

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

    Product Details

    At a minimum, industry experts recommend a carbon monoxide alarm be installed on each level of the home -- ideally on any level with fuel burning appliances and outside of sleeping areas.

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YB

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Hallway - Carbon Monoxide Alarm

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Look for location-specific CO alarm models designed to protect hallway areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YH

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

    Product Details

    At a minimum, industry experts recommend a carbon monoxide alarm be installed on each level of the home -- ideally on any level with fuel burning appliances and outside of sleeping areas.

    Suggested model: KN-COP-DP-10YH

    Or, select a carbon monoxide alarm

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    Hallway - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect hallway areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010H, I9080, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12080, KN-COSM-IBA

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    According to the NFPA, smoke alarms should be placed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. In addition, industry experts recommend having both photoelectric and ionization alarms for optimal protection against flaming and smoldering fires.

    Suggested battery models: P3010H, I9080, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12080, KN-COSM-IBA

    Or, select a smoke alarm
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    Living Area - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect living areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010L, I9010, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12010S, I12010SCO

    Or, select a smoke alarm

    Product Details

    According to the NFPA, smoke alarms should be placed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. In addition, industry experts recommend having both photoelectric and ionization alarms for optimal protection against flaming and smoldering fires.

    Suggested battery models: P3010L, I9010, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: I12010S, I12010SCO

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect specified areas. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested models: I9010, P3010CU

    Or, Select from all smoke alarms

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    According to the NFPA, smoke alarms should be placed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. In addition, industry experts recommend having both photoelectric and ionization alarms for optimal protection against flaming and smoldering fires.

    Suggested models: I9010, P3010CU

    Or, Select from all smoke alarms

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    Kitchen - Smoke Alarm

    Look for location-specific smoke alarm models designed to protect the kitchen area. Combination alarms offer protection from two deadly threats - Fire and CO - in one unit. (see details).

    Suggested battery models: P3010K-CO, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: P12040, KN-COPE-IC

    Or, select a smoke alarm

    Product Details

    According to the NFPA, smoke alarms should be placed in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of your home. In addition, industry experts recommend having both photoelectric and ionization alarms for optimal protection against flaming and smoldering fires.

    Suggested battery models: P3010K-CO, P3010CU

    Suggested hardwired models: P12040, KN-COPE-IC

    Or, select a smoke alarm

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    2nd Floor - Fire Exinguisher

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides minimum recommendations for the home: Primary Fire Extinguishers - For your main home protection, install a 2-A:10-B:C rated extinguisher on every level of your home - no more than 40 feet apart. Include all locations where a fire may start.

    Suggested Model: Pro210

    Or, select a fire extinguisher

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    Bedroom - Escape Ladder

    Experts recommend one escape ladder in every occupied room on floors above the main level. Available in 13-foot and 25-foot models, Kidde Escape Ladders offer a quick and easy escape from two or three-story homes. These life-saving ladders store compactly, deploy quickly, and keep you prepared for the possibility of fire and other emergencies.

    Select an escape ladder

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    Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

    The Kidde kitchen fire extinguisher (RESSP) is the only special purpose fire extinguisher that is UL Listed to 711A (residential cooking equipment) and meets NFPA 10. The proprietary nozzle design (patent pending) allows a broad, dispersed discharge of agent that delivers a high volume, low velocity delivery of dry chemical.

    Kidde Kitchen Fire Extinguisher

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    Fire Exinguisher

    The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides minimum recommendations for the home: Primary Fire Extinguishers - For your main home protection, install a 2-A:10-B:C rated extinguisher on every level of your home - no more than 40 feet apart. Include all locations where a fire may start.

    Suggested Model: Pro210

    Or, select a fire extinguisher

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Choosing a Fire Extinguisher for Your Home

At home, place the power to put out small fires in your hands and within your reach.

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), someone in the United States dies in a house fire every three hours, averaging approximately 3,000 deaths each year. Arm yourself with the right equipment to help prevent a small self-contained fire from spreading out of control.


Kidde is world-renowned for our expertise in manufacturing reliable, high-quality fire safety products, including fire extinguishers. In fact, with a history spanning nearly 100 years, we’ve been making them for longer than any other company. Here we’ll give you some tips on how to choose them – and how to use them.

Choosing a fire extinguisher


Below are minimum recommendations for the home from the National Fire Protection Association.
  • Step 1: Choose primary extinguishers for your home. These include solutions for your living area and garage or workshop, and they’re pieces of equipment that you absolutely must have according to the NFPA.
  • Living area – For your main home protection, install a 2-A: 10-B:C rated living area unit on every level of your home. No more than 40 feet apart. Class A-B-C
  • Garage/Workshop – Due to volumes of flammable liquids in the garage, you should install a higher rated unit such as the 3-A:40B-C Garage/Workshop unit. Class A-B-C
  • Step 2: Choose supplementary extinguishers for your kitchen and areas with a higher likelihood of electrical equipment fires. These are not required, but are highly recommended.
  • Kitchen – The kitchen is the likeliest place you will have a fire. Protect your home with a 711A extinguisher in the kitchen area.
  • Electrical – Ideal for tackling fires involving energized electrical equipment with a rating of 1-A: 10-B:C. Class B-C

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A quick note on kitchen fire extinguishers

The majority of house fires start in the kitchen. But with the right fire extinguisher on hand they could end there, too. Kidde now has THE ONLY UL-LISTED KITCHEN FIRE EXTINGUISHER* that is approved for use with residential cooking equipment. Learn more.


How to use fire extinguishers

Stand 5 feet away from the fire and follow the four-step PASS procedure recommended by the National Fire Protection Association:

  • P - Pull the pin and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you.
  • A - Aim low at the base of the fire.
  • S - Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly to discharge the extinguishing agent. (When the agent first hits the fire, the fire may briefly flare up. This should be expected.
  • S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side, moving carefully toward the fire. Keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire.

When to use fire extinguishers

It’s important to remember that fire extinguishers are only one element of a complete fire survival plan. Only use your extinguisher after making sure:

  • All residents of the home have been evacuated to safety
  • The fire department has been notified
  • There is a clear exit behind the person using the extinguisher

Use your extinguisher only to keep a small self-contained fire from growing, only when the room is not filled with smoke, or to create a safe pathway out of the home. Be sure to read the instructions and become familiar with your fire extinguisher's parts and operation before a fire breaks out.