Fire Extinguisher Basic Operation
- Pull open the cabinet.
- Remember the “P-A-S-S” method for effective fire extinguisher use:
P – Pull the safety pin. This is usually the pin with a string attached.
A – Aim the hose, nozzle or horn at the base of the fire.
S – Squeeze the trigger handle
S – Sweep from side to side and watch for the re-flash of the fire.
Note: Always maintain a three foot clearance area around fire equipment. Once the equipment has been used, do not try to re-hang it, even for a few seconds. Used extinguishers should be serviced immediately.