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How do I use a fire extinguisher?

Whether you live in a high rise apartment or work in an industrial setting, it is important to understand how to operate a fire extinguisher. Most occupational settings with high fire risks should go through safety trainings to show employees how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Even if you have had no proper training, you can learn the “PASS” method:

  • P. Pull the pin.
  • A. Aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
  • S. Squeeze the lever slowly and steadily.
  • S. Sweep the extinguisher from side to side to cover the whole area.

To learn more about fire safety and prevention, contact the Austin fire prevention professionals at Ace Fire Equipment by calling 512-835-2020.