How to use a fire extinguisher
July 30, 2008
How do I use a fire extinguisher?
Stand 6 to 8 feet away from the fire and follow the four step PASS procedure recommended by the National Fire Protection Association:
P – Pull the pin and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you.
A – Aim low at the base of the fire.
S – Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly to discharge the extinguishing agent. When the agent firsts hits, the fire may briefly flare up. This is to be expected.
S – Sweep the nozzle from side to side, moving carefully toward the fire. Keep the extinguisher aimed at the fire.