Safety and Savings Tips for July/August 2014 from All Safety Products, Inc.Some Simple Instructions for Using a Fire Extinguisher Correctly (PASS)!
1. P stands for pull, and it refers to the locking pin on the handle. The pin is used to prevent the fire extinguisher from being discharged accidentally. In order for the lever to work, the pin must be removed.
2. A stands for aim. If the fire extinguisher discharges from the end of a hose, point the hose at the base of the fire. If your extinguisher discharges from a nozzle at the top of the canister, point it directly at the base of the fire. P.A.S.S.-style fire extinguishers discharge only for about 10 seconds, so it's important to aim first so you don't waste your extinguisher.
3. The first S stands for Squeeze. Once your extinguisher is properly aimed, pull the lever upward toward your palm.
4. The second S stands for Sweep. Sweep the nozzle side-to-side toward the base of the fire to make sure all potential hotspots are saturated. Don't hesitate to use the extinguisher until it is empty.
The following link a You Tube Link for a video showing the proper use for a fire extinguisher using the PASS technique,
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