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How To Use A Portable Fire Extinguisher

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Remember the acronym, P.A.S.S.

P

PULL the Pin

A

AIM the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the flames

S

SQUEEZE the handle or trigger while holding the extinguisher upright

S

SWEEP the extinguisher from side to side, covering the base of the fire with the extinguisher agent

        Remember:

  • Should your path of escape be threatened
  • Should the extinguisher run out of agent
  • Should the extinguisher prove to be ineffective
  • Should you no longer be able to safely fight the fire

        Leave The Area Immediately!

Special Note:  Some special purpose fire extinguishers such as Wet Chemical (Class K) and Class D extinguishers have special use instructions. It is always best to familiarize yourself with the extinguishers located in your workplace.  Read the operating instructions found on the extinguisher nameplate or label.

 

 

 
 

 Copyright 2009 | Orange County Fire Protection | Last Update 14 November 2012

 
 

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