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How Do You Use a Fire Extinguisher?

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One can use the simple acronym PASS to remember how to use a fire extinguisher. The P symbolises that you should pull the pin that is on top of the fire extinguisher, A symbolises aim at the base of the fire and not at the flames, the first S symbolises that you should squeeze the lever slowly and this will help in releasing the extinguishing agent in the extinguisher and the second S symbolises that you should with a sweeping motion move the extinguisher back and forth until the fire is put off completely.
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The Best Way to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Fire extinguishers contain a coolant, often CO2, designed to help extinguish a fire. They're made to put out smaller household fires, not huge conflagrations. You should keep them charged and service them regularly, and have a set plan for their use in... More »
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To use a fire extinguisher the things you need to know are: follow the instructions, where there is fire pull the top pin on the extinguisher to start using, aim at the base of the fire and know whether the fire is electrical or normal because for electrical fires they can?t be put out by water only form or other types of extinguishers.
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