Fire extinguishers –– incredibly important and useful protectors against fire but how much do people know about them? Do people know how to use them in the event of an emergency? Here are the important things that everyone needs to know when it comes to using a fire extinguisher.
Different Types Of Extinguishers
Many are completely unaware that there are a variety of different fire extinguishers which are used on a variety of different fires. In fact, knowing what type of extinguisher you need in your home or office building is important. Depending on the materials present, you’ll need a certain type of fire extinguisher to ensure the flame is extinguished efficiently and effectively in the event of a fire emergency situation.
How To Use A Fire Extinguisher
There are a number of ways people remember how to properly use a fire extinguisher. The easiest is using the acronym PASS. First, you will want to pull the pin. Ideally, you hold the extinguisher with the actual nozzle pointing away from you and your body. Then, you’ll make sure to release the locking mechanism. After that, you will aim low. This happens when you point the extinguisher at the base of the fire. Then, you will squeeze the lever slowly and evenly. Finally, you will make sure to sweep the nozzle from side to side. That should effectively extinguish the fire.
Have Someone Inspect The Fire Extinguishers
It is essential that you have a professional inspect your fire extinguisher regularly. In fact, doing so can make a difference when a fire breaks out. Having a thorough assessment of your fire extinguisher on a yearly basis will make sure that you have a properly working fire extinguisher at all times, thereby reducing the possibility that in the event of a fire, the fire extinguisher doesn’t work.
At the end of the day, it is important that you know how to properly work a fire extinguisher. No matter if it’s your home or business, having a working fire extinguisher can make all the difference.
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