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How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

Fire Extinguishers

Ordinary Combustible Fire -
Type "A" Extinguishe
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Used for paper, wood, plastics, fabric, rubber, trash
Type A Extinguisher
Flammable Liquids Fire -
Type "B" Extinguisher

Used for gasoline, oil, grease, some paints and solvents
Type B Extinguisher
Electrical Fire -
Type "C" Extinguisher

Used for energized electrical; appliances, computers, circuit breakers, wiring
Type C Extinguisher
Combination Extinguisher -
Type "ABC" Extinguisher

Used on more than one type of fire, and is a good choice for home use.
Type ABC Extinguisher

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Remember the word P.A.S.S

PULL - Place the extinguisher on the floor. Hold it by the tank (pressure on the handle could pinch the pin). Pull the pin straight out.
AIM - Start 10 feet back from the fire. Aim at the base of the fire.
SQUEEZE - Squeeze the lever on the fire extinguisher
SWEEP - Sweep from side to side, moving in slowly until the fire is out.


GET OUT
If the fire gets bigger, close the door and evacuate.
Fire Exit Sign
Last updated: 1/21/2014 10:48:18 AM