HOW TO USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER
It is easy to remember how to use a fire extinguisher if you remember the acronym, “PASS.”
|Pull the pin
This will allow you to discharge the extinguisher.
|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.
|Squeeze the top handle
This depresses a button that releases the pressurized extinguishing agent.
|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.