Have you Heard of the P.A.S.S Method?
Having a fire extinguisher in your home can be very useful for preventing an extensive fire damage. It is very important to know how to use it properly. Misuse of the fire extinguisher can result in injury. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration suggest that users use the P.A.S.S. technique when operating a fire extinguisher.
Pull: Pull the pin
Aim: Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire
Squeeze: Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent
Sweep: Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it appears to be out. Watch the area. If fire re-ignites repeat steps 2-4.
Inspect your fire extinguisher at least once a year to make sure it hasn't expired, when it has expired replace and expose of the old one properly.
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