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Fire Extinguisher Safety And Knowing PASS

5/27/2021 (Permalink)

Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher is important. There are cases when you might need to get out of the building quickly and let the professionals handle it. If the fire is taller than you, then you should not try to put out the fire yourself. According to FEMA. Fires grow quickly, doubling by the minute. This leaves very little time to try to figure out how to use a fire extinguisher. If circumstances allow, how do you use it effectively?

PASS: The 4 Steps in Using a Fire Extinguisher

PULL - Pull the pin to break the safety tamper seal.

AIM - Aim low towards the base of the fire.

SQUEEZE - Squeeze handle to discharge.

SWEEP - Sweep the trajectory side to side at the base of the fire.

It is also important to know what type of fire extinguisher you are using to effectively knock the fire down.

According to the NFPA there are four common types of Fire Extinguishers:

Class A: This type of fire extinguishers are good for fires that have started from wood, paper and other type of ordinary combustible items.

Class B: This type of fire extinguisher is designed to be used on grease, oil, gasoline and other flammable fluids.

Class C: This type of fire extinguisher is designed to be used on fires from electricity.

Class D: This extinguisher class is the best for flammable metals.

There is also the Class K fire extinguisher which is designed for commercial kitchens.

Whether you are able to put the fire out or you call the professionals, there is a mess to clean up. This is the time to call the restoration professionals.

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