Training People on How and When To Use A fire Extinguisher
Always make sure that a fire is reported by either activating the building alarm system or calling 911.
Using fire extinguishers to fight a fire helps to prevent a small fire from spreading and becoming a large fire. If you attempt to fight a fire with an extinguisher, ensure the following safe conditions:
- A clear exit route exists and you are not in danger of being trapped.
- It’s a small enough fire and not growing out of control.
- There is no toxic smoke or fumes are present.
If safe conditions don’t exist and other hazards are present Leave the area immediately and let the fire department handle it.
Understanding and Using Fire Extinguishers
An easy way to remember how to operate a fire extinguisher, is to remember the acronym P.A.S.S.:
- Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointed away from you and pull the pin to release the lever.
- Aim low. Point the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly to discharge.
- Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side ensuring the fire is completely extinguished.