Here’s an easy acronym for fire extinguisher use:
Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep
- Pull the pin at the top of the extinguisher that keeps the handle from being accidentally pressed.
- Aim the nozzle toward the base of the fire.
- Stand approximately 8 feet away from the fire and Squeeze the handle to discharge the extinguisher. If you release the handle, the discharge will stop.
- Sweep the nozzle back and forth at the base of the fire. After the fire appears to be out, watch it carefully since it may re-ignite!
Congratulations — you did it!!!
Remember, to correctly use your extinguisher use P.A.S.S.