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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.

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