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How to Use Fire Extinguisers

12/4/2018 (Permalink)

Fire Damage How to Use Fire Extinguisers SERVPRO of Weakley/Gibson/Carroll Counties

All of us at SERVPRO of Weakley/Gibson/Carroll Counties hope you never have a fire. If the worst happens, we are experts in cleaning the damage left by smoke and fire in your home or office.

Fire extinguishers may help prevent fire damage or smoke damage, but only if you know how to use them.

SERVPRO of Weakley/Gibson/Carroll Counties wants to share these tips from FEMA. You can try to fight a small fire only if:

  • You have alerted others in the building that there is a fire
  • Someone has called the fire department
  • You are physically able to use a fire extinguisher
  • The fire is small and contained (like a wastebasket)
  • You are safe from the fire’s smoke
  • You have a clear escape route

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher: SERVPRO of Weakley/Gibson/Carroll Counties suggests you remember PASS:

Pullthe pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism

Aimat the base of the fire

Squeezethe lever slowly and evenly

Sweepthe nozzle side to side




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