What should I do before using a fire extinguisher?

What are the 2 things to checked before using a fire extinguisher?

Examine the extinguisher for obvious physical damage, corrosion, leakage, or clogged nozzle. Confirm the pressure gauge or indicator is in the operable range or position, and lift the extinguisher to ensure it is still full. Make sure the operating instructions on the nameplate are legible and facing outward.

What are the three things you need to consider before using a fire extinguisher?

Modern fire extinguishers can be operated successfully by following the acronym PASS. This represents Pull, Aim, Squeeze and Sweep. Pull the extinguishers’ safety pin, hold it away from you and release the locking mechanism. Aim low and target the source of the flame rather than the flame itself.

When should you use a fire extinguisher?

When do you use a fire extinguisher?

  1. After the fire alarm has been raised and the building/area evacuation has commenced.
  2. The fire is not between you and your escape route.
  3. The fire is in its very early stages, small in size, contained, and only requires one fire extinguisher.

How do you know if a fire extinguisher is full?

Most fire extinguishers should have a pressure gauge with a red section and a green section. If the needle is in the green, you’re good. If your extinguishers don’t have a pressure gauge and you want to test them, press in the pin. If it pops back up, the extinguisher is pressurized.

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What is the best defense against fire?

As always, the best defense against a fire is to be prepared. Take a moment to look at your fire extinguisher.

What is the first thing to do in a fire?

Activate the first fire alarm you see and try to help others to evacuate the building. Close doors behind you to help prevent the fire from spreading. Follow the evacuation procedure if you’re at your workplace or follow the escape route signs if you’re a visitor. Listen to instructions given by the Fire Marshal.

Should you have fire extinguisher at home?

Fire extinguishers should be kept on every level of your home, as well as in the kitchen and garage. If a fire starts in your home, first and foremost, evacuate and call the fire department to report the fire. Once these two conditions have been met, you can use the fire extinguisher to try and put out the fire.

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