How To Use A Fire Extinguisher Properly!
Fire extinguishers cannot only save lives, but it can protect your home as well. First, you must store your home fire extinguisher where children cannot reach them. Next, do not place them near stoves, heating appliances, or behind draperies. An optimal location is near one of your doors going to the outside of your home.
Make sure that you are using the proper technique established by OSHA. It is called the P.A.S.S. method.
- “PULL... Pull the pin. This will also break the tamper seal.
- AIM... Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle (or its horn or hose) at the base of the fire.
NOTE: Do not touch the plastic discharge horn on CO2 extinguishers, it gets very cold and may damage your skin.
- SQUEEZE... Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
- SWEEP... Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Watch the area. If the fire re-ignites, repeat steps 2 - 4.
If you have the slightest doubt about your ability to fight a fire, EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY!"
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