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24 Dec 2017

Whether you've got fire extinguishers in the home or in the work area it is of critical importance to learn how to operate one correctly in the event of a fire. You should remember, that small fires can be a massive threat and source of danger to property and life. The major point to bear in mind is that if you encounter a fire and have any doubts about handling it, then get out and call the fire brigade immediately. Never risk your own life or the lives of others with a fire. This is why it is essential to learn how to properly operate an extinguisher.

There is a really easy acronym it is possible to recall when using a fire extinguisher. PASS. What's it stand for, I hear you ask? Well here we go:

P - Pull the safety pin out at the top...

24 Dec 2017

Possessing portable extinguishers on hand is a simple requirement. On an average, 440 people die every year within their homes in the United States, while attempting to manage a fire on their own. Often, this occurs because they don't know how to use a fire extinguisher correctly, or they wind up attempting to firefight for too long and their lungs become filled with smoke and toxic gasses in the fire.

The way to use a fire extinguisher: Fire extinguishers work by getting rid of the safety ring pin and squeezing the two handles together. Extinguishers differ in specific procedures and the space you should stand in from the fire while using it, so make sure you read and follow the instructions provided in the manual.

This acronym may help...

24 Dec 2017