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Do you know how to use your Fire Extinguisher?

10/8/2018 (Permalink)

Use the P.A.S.S. method to correctly use a Fire Extinguisher

Are you aware of how to property maintain and use your fire extinguisher?
Not every fire extinguisher are made the same and work the same. Check your extinguisher’s manual on how to properly care for and maintain the extinguisher regularly.
Be aware of the proper technique in using an extinguisher.  The leading successful way to use an extinguisher is the P.A.S.S. method
P – Pull the locking pin on the handle that prevents the extinguisher from being improperly discharged.
A – Aim your extinguishers nozzle so that it affects the base of the fire.  Extinguishers do not last long, so its important that you affect the most important part of the fire for as long as you can
S – Squeeze you extinguishers lever towards your palm once its been properly aimed in order to start its use.
S – Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the fire in order to make sure that all host spots are affected.  Do not shy away from using the extinguisher until it runs out.

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