Know where your fire extinguisher is located and to know when and how to use it. Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher. Remember that portable fire extinguishers are intended for use by the occupants of a building or area that is threatened by fire. They are most valuable when used immediately on small fires. They have a limited amount of fire-extinguishing material, and therefore must be used properly so this material is not wasted.
Fire extinguishers are pressurized, mechanical devices. They must be handled with care and treated with respect. They must be maintained as outlined in any maintenance instructions provided with the device, so they are ready to operate properly and safely. Parts or internal chemicals may deteriorate in time and need replacement. Always follow maintenance and recharging instructions provided by the fire extinguisher
A battery-powered smoke detector/alarm is mounted on the ceiling in the living/cooking area of your campervan.
Test the smoke detector/alarm before each trip, and at least once a week during use.
The smoke detector/alarm should never be disabled due to nuisance or false alarm from cooking smoke or dust.
Ventilate your campervan with fresh air and the detector/alarm will shut off. DO NOT disconnect the battery.