HOW TO USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER

It is easy to remember how to use a fire extinguisher if you remember the acronym, “PASS.”

Pull

Aim

Squeeze

Sweep

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Pull the pin

This will allow you to discharge the extinguisher.

 Pull the pin
Aim at the base of the fire

Hit the fuel…if you aim at the flames, the extinguishing agent will pass right through and do no good.

 Aim at base
Squeeze the top handle

This depresses a button that releases the pressurized extinguishing agent.

 Squeeze handle
Sweep from side-to-side until the fire is completely out.

Start using the extinguisher from a safe distance away and then slowly move forward.  Once the fire is out, keep an eye on the area in case it re-ignites.

 Sweep side to side