Be prepared! Amazon's No. 1 bestselling First Alert fire extinguisher is down to just $22

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First Alert Fire Extinguisher
A home essential — on sale for $22! (Photo: Amazon)

A home fire extinguisher can be a lifesaver. When placed in an easy-to-grab spot, it can knock out a fire before it escalates — or at least help you exit to safety.

Stop and take inventory of your fire extinguishers. Do they need to be recharged or replaced? Are they well-placed? The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends at least one extinguisher for each floor, no more than 40 feet apart, and in any high-risk area.

If you're realizing you need an extra one in the home or near the grill, you're in luck: Right now, Amazon's No. 1 bestseller — the First Alert Home 1 Rechargeable Standard Home Fire Extinguisher — is on sale for just $22 down from $40. That's 45% off!

This multipurpose fire extinguisher has received a "1-A 10-B:C" UL rating. That means it's effective on wood, paper, trash and plastics fires as well as flammable-liquid and electrical equipment fires. At 4.5 pounds, it is portable, easy to handle and strong enough for most small home fires.

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

$22 $40 at Amazon

Versatile, powerful and compact; it's no wonder some 25,300 Amazon shoppers say the First Alert Home 1 extinguisher is the one to get.

One five-star reviewer who had a kitchen fire wrote, "Luckily I had this under the sink ready to go...I had this blaze under control in less than 30 seconds with no map functions from this fire extinguisher... SAVED MY HOME! My family and I are very grateful."

Be prepared!

According to a 2021 NFPA report, there are an average of 346,800 home-structure fires in the U.S. every year. Most of these resulted from cooking, heating, electrical/lighting, intentional fire setting and smoking materials. To avoid becoming a statistic, develop a fire plan and make sure everyone in your home knows it, and keep your safety equipment up to date and within reach!

A grateful shopper wrote: "My oven caught on fire and flames were shooting out of it. This little guy saved the day, making a terrible mess (but that is how it works). Fire went out fast, and it was very easy to use."

First Alert
Nab this No. 1 bestseller for 45% off at Amazon! (Photo: Amazon)

Homes, boats and automobiles

For most home situations, this $22 standard size will get the job done. However, it's U.S. Coast Guard–approved for marine use too, and many shoppers use them in their car or RV.

Said one: "I feel safe having this professional fire extinguisher in my car for when I go car camping.... Almost bought the cheaper alternative spray-can extinguishers, until I read the Consumer Reports warnings about that category. CR recommends sticking with pro dry powder extinguishers like this one."

(For a space with more flammables, like a garage or workshop, you might instead consider this heavy-duty model, which, at 8-plus pounds, is heavier to haul and harder to maneuver, but extra powerful.)

A safer cookout

As you check your safety devices (don't forget those alarms) and review your fire plan, you may come to realize you need more of devices around the house. And if you've got a Memorial Day hang in the works, you'll want to keep a fire extinguisher near when grilling out or hanging by the fire pit too.

"Works quick, easy, and efficient," reported a shopper. "Unfortunately I just experienced using this. Thankfully, it was only the grill. It was fully in flames, blew the knobs off. About three sprays and it was completely out.... And of course we just bought these last week because my sister-in-law's apartment burnt down. I swear it's like, we bought them and then boom, needed it."

Another said: "Had a minor fire in the backyard. Extinguished fire without an issue. Loved that this comes with mounting brackets!"

May this also serve as a reminder to check your smoke detectors (Amazon's No. 1 bestselling First Alert alarms are nearly 50% off right now) and to review your fire plan with your family members.

$22 $40 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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