How to use a fire extinguisher

 
How to use a fire extinguisher
How to use a fire extinguisher

 Fire extinguisher is an apparatus used for extinguishing fires during emergency.For an expert to be safety guided at all time he must understand basic fire safety measures.
Working in a construction/or in a hazardous environment, certain dangerous fire situation can arise, and for such incident to be overcome, he or she must know how to use the fire extinguisher.

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Its easy to remember how to use a fire extinguisher if your remember the acronym PASS, which stands for Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and sweep.

Pull the pin.

This will allow you to discharges the extinguisher.

Aim at the base of the fire.

If you aim at the flame (which is frequently the temptation) the extinguishing agent will fly through and do no good. You want to hit the fuel.

Squeeze the top handle or lever.

This depresses a button that releases the pressurized extinguisher agent in the extinguisher.

Sweep from side to side until the ire is completely out. Start using the extinguisher from a safe distance away, and then move forward. Once the fire is o, keep an eye on the area in case it re-ignites.

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