Firefighters Warn About This Danger At Home. Do You Recognize It?

--ADVERTISEMENT--
--ADVERTISEMENT--

3. Fire extinguisher

Lots of them can be found in buildings, schools, our workplace and sometimes at home. But do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? Think of this mnemonic: PASS.

--ADVERTISEMENT--
--ADVERTISEMENT--

P – Pull the pin. It is there to prevent accidental discharge.
A – Aim low at the base of the fire. This is the where the fuel source is.
S – Squeeze the lever above the handle. Release to stop the flow.
(Some extinguishers have a button instead of a lever)
S – Sweep from side to side. Move toward the fire, aiming low at its base. Sweep until all flames are extinguished. Watch for re-igniting. Repeat as necessary. Have site inspected by fire department.

Also make sure that the fire extinguisher is easy to find, works well and has the recommended pressure level.

--ADVERTISEMENT--
--ADVERTISEMENT--