How To Safely Operate A Fire Extinguisher
How to Safely Operate A Fire Extinguisher?
Every household should have at least one fire extinguisher in their home because it is an essential part of any fire safety plan.
There are three components to a fire: oxygen, heat, and fuel. This is commonly referred to as the fire triangle. The fuel can be any type of flammable material that, when introduced to enough heat to reach its ignition temperature, catches fire. Oxygen creates continued combustion to keep the fire going.
All three elements of the fire triangle are required to sustain a fire. A fire extinguisher works by removing at least one of these elements, putting the fire out.
To learn more, read up on our article about the “Different Types of Fire Extinguishers”.
When operating a fire extinguisher, just remember to “PASS”:
P - Pull the pin out of the handle of the fire extinguisher
A - Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
S - Squeeze the handle or lever with one hand
S - Sweep the nozzle side to side and from front to back until the flames are extinguished
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