Remember the PASSword!

Oct 7, 2014

By: Chelsea Haley, DKI Ventures, LLC

Most people are familiar with the fire extinguisher, but some don’t have any idea how to use one.

You should always have a Class A fire extinguisher at home and at your place of work. Class A is used for the most common type of fires – wood, paper, fabrics, plastics, cardbo

And, knowing how to use one is very important, since accidents do happen.

Just remember the PASS word:

P: Pull the pin. This will break the seal so you may use the extinguisher.

A: Aim it at the base of the fire. If you aim at the flames, it will go right through the fire.

S: Squeeze the top handle or lever. This depresses a button that releases the pressurized extinguishing agent in the extinguisher.

S: Sweep from side to side. Start from a safe distance away from the fire, then move forward, and continue to spray until the fire is completely out.