Ways to Use Fire Extinguishers Efficiently and Conveniently

May 5 13:04 2010 Ricky Hussey Print This Article

The fire extinguishers are one of the common sites not only at the offices or other work places, but also in the vehicles and homes. To know how a fire extinguisher works is as important to know where it is located in order to use it in case of emergency.

Basically the instructions to use fire extinguisher is pretty much similar for all fire extinguishers. One of the simplest ways to remember the basic steps to use fire extinguisher is to remember only one word that is PASS. The full form of PASS is to pull,Guest Posting aim, squeeze & sweep. Although there are number of fire extinguishers which have some different design but one can always remember how to use a fire extinguisher by remembering only one word and that is PASS. In almost all conditions these instructions work well for the water, foam, mist and carbon di oxide fire extinguishers.

Following is the explanation of the PASS method instructions which are required to use a fire extinguisher:

• Pull: Almost on every fire extinguisher there is a pin which is located near the trigger which is of great use. One can make his or her fire extinguisher ready for use by pulling that pin.

• Aim: This clearly means aiming the hose, nozzle or horn of the container and towards the fire by standing almost eight to ten feet away from it.

• Squeeze: In order to bring the fire extinguisher into action gently or carefully press the trigger. By pressing the trigger or by squeezing the trigger the contents of the fire extinguisher will come out and create a blanket on fire which won’t allow it to burn for long.

• Sweep: This clearly means by holding the hose of the item one should sweep it over the base of the fire. This way one can ensure that the whole fire or burning element is getting hit by the contents of the fire extinguisher.

But using fire extinguisher is not the last and final thing one should call 911 and activate the fire alarm before or after using the fire extinguisher. It is also really very important to find out that no one is in ganger before and after extinguishing the fire. And in case fire could not go out quickly then one should immediately evacuate and call the fire department.

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Ricky Hussey
Ricky Hussey

RBs provide training courses, service fire extinguishers, fire safety and fire safety equipment.

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