How to use your fire extinguisher

 

At County Fire Protection, we carry a variety of commercial portable fire extinguishers to meet all of your safety needs.

The right fire extinguisher for the right fire.

Fire extinguishers come in a wide variety of types, each one designed to put out a different kind of fire. A classification systems have been developed to help users know what sort of extinguisher they’re working with.

Most fire extinguishers for homes and public spaces are classified as Class ABC extinguishers, meaning they’re suitable for putting out wood and paper fires, flammable liquid fires, and electrical fires.

Do you know how to use your fire extinguishers  

If possible, position yourself with your back to an unobstructed exit so that you can get out quickly if you need to. The discharge range for extinguishers can run from 6-20 feet (know your extinguisher’s range beforehand), and you want to be far enough away to not be in danger of being burned, and close enough that the discharge will be effective.

To employ the extinguisher with proper technique, just remember the acronym “PASS

1.  Pull the pin

2.  Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire

3.  Squeeze the trigger

4.  Sweep from side to side

 

For more information and Fire Extinguisher service contact County Fire Protection at 330-673-3600 or online at www.county-fire.com.

 

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Posted by Keren in Fire Extinguisher, Extinguisher Training

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