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.
Last night’s 4-Alarm Fire in the Mission was tragic as one person lost their life and dozens were left without a home. As fire investigators determine what happened it is important to remember that there are simple things you can do prevent a fire in your home. Here are a few:
- Never leave candles unattended.
- Don’t overload extension cords.
- Never leave food on the stove or in the oven unattended.
- Always unplug small appliances when…
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