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PART 3 - How to use a Fire Extinguisher?

5/4/2021 (Permalink)

A kitchen worker wearing an apron reaches for a a bright red fire extinguisher to put into use Call our team in after the flames are out to help remove the lingering smoke smell and soot particles. We are ready around the clock!

Fire extinguishers can save lives and prevent the total destruction of properties. When a fire begins, how quickly it will spread depends on surrounding building and content materials. Everything can happen so fast that in that exact moment, it may be difficult to think clearly, let alone decide how to best react to the situation.

Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher can be of great value. Understanding how to actually use an extinguisher is the third step.


FEMA’s website under fire prevention recommends remembering the acronym PASS

Pull the extinguisher pin

Aim the nozzle low at the base of the flames. This is super important; otherwise, you could be wasting the canister contents

Squeeze the lever

Sweep the nozzle back and forth from side-to-side

(To be continued...)

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