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Celebrate Independence Safely:Keep Fire Extinguishers Handy When Using Fireworks!

As we prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, our nation’s cherished day of independence, it’s crucial to remember that safety should always be a top priority.

While fireworks add a magical touch to our celebrations, they also pose potential risks. One essential safety measure to keep in mind is having a fire extinguisher within reach.

In this blog, we’ll explore the importance of having a fire extinguisher handy when using fireworks and share some general firework safety tips to ensure your celebration remains a memorable and accident-free experience.

  1. Why Having a Fire Extinguisher is Crucial:

Fireworks are a fantastic visual spectacle, but they involve flammable materials and ignition sources, which can sometimes result in accidents.Having a fire extinguisher nearby serves as a crucial safeguard to swiftly respond to any unexpected fires. It gives you the power to control small fires before they escalate, potentially saving lives, property, and ensuring a safe celebration for all.

  1. Types of Fire Extinguishers to Consider:

When it comes to fire extinguishers, not all are created equal. For fires involving fireworks, it is recommended to have a multipurpose extinguisher that can handle both Class A (wood, paper) and Class B (flammable liquids) fires. Look for fire extinguishers labeled as “ABC” or “BC.”

Keep in mind that fire extinguishers should be maintained and inspected regularly to ensure they are in good working condition. For more details on fire extinguisher maintenance click here.

  1. General Firework Safety Tips:

To further enhance your safety during fireworks displays, here are some essential tips to follow:

– Always read and follow the instructions on the fireworks packaging. Ignoring these guidelines can lead to accidents.
– Choose an open, clear space away from flammable objects, buildings, and dry vegetation to launch your fireworks.
– Never attempt to light, re-light or handle a malfunctioning firework. Wait for at least 20 minutes, then soak it in water before disposing of it properly.
– Keep a bucket of water, garden hose, or fire extinguisher nearby to extinguish any potential fires.
– Never point fireworks at people, buildings, or animals. Respect the safety of others and ensure a safe distance.
– Supervise children closely, and never allow them to handle fireworks without adult supervision.
– Avoid consuming alcohol or any substances that impair your judgment when using fireworks. Clear thinking is essential for safety.


As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s remember that a safe and joyful Fourth of July is within our reach. By keeping a fire extinguisher nearby, familiarizing ourselves with general firework safety tips, and being responsible during our celebrations, we can ensure the well-being of ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities.

Stay safe, have a blast, and make this Fourth of July a memorable occasion for all the right reasons!

Remember, at Able Fire Prevention Corp, we are committed to your safety and well-being. If you have any questions regarding fire safety or fire extinguishers, feel free to reach out to us here.

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Staying Safe: Grilling Tips Just in Time for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy the warm weather with family and friends. However, it’s important to remember that grilling can be dangerous when proper safety precautions are not taken.

So, just in time for the holiday, here are some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while grilling:

  1. Keep a Safe Distance: When grilling, make sure to keep the grill at least 10 feet away from any structures to avoid the risk of fire. Also, teach children to keep a safe distance from the grill at all times. Be sure pets are kept indoors or can be watched when near the grill.
  2. Use Proper Tools: Using the proper grilling tools can help prevent burns and other injuries. Long-handled utensils and grill gloves are important accessories that will help protect your hands and arms. And never use your hands to move hot grates or coals!
  3. Clean Your Grill: Make sure to clean your grill grates before and after each use to avoid any unwanted flare-ups or fires due to grease buildup.
  4. Be Prepared for Emergencies: Have a fire extinguisher on hand, just in case. If you are unsure your fire extinguisher is in proper order, learn more about scheduling an appointment for inspection or maintenance here

    In addition, never leave a lit grill unattended. Always have someone keeping an eye on it in case something goes wrong.

By following these safety tips, you can enjoy delicious grilled food and have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend with loved ones. Don’t forget to keep up with regular maintenance of your grill to keep it in top shape and to replace it if needed. Be sure you have a fire extinguisher on hand in case of emergency and happy cooking!


Replacing your Fire Extinguisher vs. Having them Serviced

It is critical to know if your fire extinguisher needs maintenance or replacement. Fire extinguishers are a vital tool for fire safety and prevention. All commercial, industrial, residential, and healthcare buildings must have a fire extinguisher. At Able Fire Prevention Corp, we are part of the National Association of Fire Equipment Distributors. As a result, we follow their code of ethics to deliver the best fire extinguishers, and other equipment, to all of our providers. Also, if you need our team to check your existing extinguisher, we are here to help.

No matter what, our team will inspect your fire extinguishers to determine if you need a replacement or maintenance. For example, your fire extinguisher may be damaged, resulting in a notice of violation from the fire department. Depending on the severity to the damage, we will determine what services you need.

To make an appointment, go to our contact page to fill out the contact form, email us service@ablefire.com, or call 866-934-0009.

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The Importance of Fire Extinguisher Safety and How to Use Them Correctly

Fire Extinguisher Safety

Fire Extinguisher Safety is extremely important to know in your everyday life, especially in a workplace setting. Employees and staff should be properly trained on how to use a fire extinguisher correctly in case a fire were to break out nearby. This will ensure the safety of others and have a higher chance of being able to solve the problem yourself as oppose to getting emergency services involved and potentially causing panic among other employees or worse, customers.

Different Types of Fire Extinguishers

There are many different types of fire extinguishers, and it is important that you know the difference between each one. There are four classes of fire extinguishers, Classes A, B, C, and D.

  • Class A extinguishers will put out fires in ordinary combustibles such as wood and paper
  • Class B extinguishers are for use on flammable liquids like grease, gasoline and oil
  • Class C extinguishers are suitable for use only on electrically energized fires
  • Class D extinguishers are designed for use on flammable metals

This becomes extremely important to know, just in case you find yourself in a situation where there are multiple fire extinguishers on site and you have to know which one to use. Thankfully, multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.

Able Fire Prevention

Able Fire Prevention is located in both New York and Florida with locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and the Jacksonville area of Florida. Able Fire Prevention has all of the means to help get you started on fire extinguisher safety in the workplace with a variety of fire safety related products both for purchase and for installation. If you are thinking about ensuring the safety of your workplace, contact Able Fire Prevention.