Home Safety : An Easier, Better, Cheaper Fire Extinguisher

Sure, you’ve got a fire extinguisher at home, but if you ever had a fire, would you know what to do with it?


Like any tool, reading the directions can only get you so far.  If you’ve never “pulled the pin” and discharged a fire extinguisher before, fighting an actual fire can be a frightening intiation.


For non-firefighters, there’s an alternative. It’s an aerosol spray from the First Alert company called the Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray and it’s billed as an intuitive fire safety product.


According to a First Alert product fact sheet, aside from its ease-of-use, the Tundra product boasts several advantages over traditional fire extinguishers:



  1. Tundra sprays for 32 seconds — double a traditional fire extinguisher

  2. Tundra spray covers 3 times more surface area than a traditional extinguisher

  3. Tundra cleans up with a damp sponge

The Tundra Fire Extinguishing Spray is recommended for cooking fires, electrical fires and household fires involving wood, paper and fabrics.  You can buy it at most hardware stores or for cheap at Amazon.com.