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Fire Extinguisher Safety

Using a Fire Extinguisher Safely

Use the PASS system:

Pull the pin at the top of the extinguisher. (The pin keeps the handle from being accidentally pressed when no in use.)

Aim the nozzle toward the base of the fire. Stand 8 to 10 feet from the fire.

Squeeze the handle lever to discharge the extinguisher.

Sweep the nozzle back and forth toward the base of the fire as you squeeze the handle lever.

Classes of Fires

Types of Fire Extinguishers