You asked: At which part of a fire do you sweep the fire extinguisher *?

Aim at the base of the fire. If you aim at the flames (which is frequently the temptation), the extinguishing agent will fly right through and do no good. You want to hit the fuel. Squeeze the top handle or lever.

When should you sweep a fire extinguisher?

Sweep from side to side. Using a sweeping motion, move the fire extinguisher back and forth until the fire is completely out. Operate the extinguisher from a safe distance, several feet away, and then move towards the fire once it starts to diminish.

Do you sweep the extinguisher at the base of the fire?

It is easy to remember how to use a fire extinguisher if you can remember the acronym PASS, which stands for PULL, AIM, SQUEEZE, and SWEEP. This will allow you to discharge the fire extinguisher. AIM AT THE BASE OF THE FIRE.

What area of the fire should you point and sweep the extinguisher at?

Note: Lifting the extinguisher by the handle will not activate the extinguisher. Aim low. Stand at a safe distance from the fire (the water stream will reach at least 30 feet). Point the extinguisher nozzle at the front edge at the base of the fire (the lowest point of the fire nearest you).

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When using a fire extinguisher you should sweep over the top of the fire?

Do not touch the horn on a CO2 extinguisher, it gets very cold and can damage the skin. Squeeze: Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent. Sweep: Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire, the fuel source, until the fire is out.

What are the 3 methods of extinguishing a fire?

All fires can be extinguished by cooling, smothering, starving or by interrupting the combustion process to extinguish the fire. One of the most common methods of extinguishing a fire is by cooling with water.

What are the 4 types of fire extinguishers?

There are four classes of fire extinguishers – A, B, C and D – and each class can put out a different type of fire. Multipurpose extinguishers can be used on different types of fires and will be labeled with more than one class, like A-B, B-C or A-B-C.

Why do you aim a fire extinguisher at the base of a fire?

You will be able to discharge the extinguisher. The base of the fire is where you want to aim. The extinguishing agent will fly through the air if you aim at the flames.

What is ABC in fire extinguisher?

Dry Chemical Extinguishers come in a variety of types. You may see them labeled: “DC” short for “dry chem” • “ABC” indicating that they are designed to extinguish class A,B,and C fires, or • “BC” indicating that they are designed to extinguish class B and C fires.

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.

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Is it safe to travel with a fire extinguisher in your car?

If properly maintained, stored, and secured, it is safe to have an appropriate fire extinguisher in your vehicle. It can also increase the level of safety of driver and passengers. Experts suggest using a BC Dry Powder extinguisher with a capacity of 1 to 2kg and placing it in the trunk or under a seat, strapped.

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