How do you use a fire extinguisher correctly?
In the event of a fire, the PASS technique can help you remember how to use a fire extinguisher correctly.
|Step 1||Assess the fire|
|Step 2||Make sure you have an escape route.|
|Step 3||Keep safe distance (6-8 feet away from fire)|
|PULL||Pull the pin at the top to break the tamper seal.|
|AIM||Aim the nossle at the base of the fire.|
|SQUEEZE||Squeeze to discharge|
|SWEEP||Sweep the nozzle side to side continuing to aim at the base of the fire|
Warning: A fire extinguisher should only be used to tackle a small fire. If the fire has taken hold of a room, exit immediately closing the door behind you. Warn others and evacuate the building. Call 999. Do not re-enter.
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