Fire protection companies installing Fire Extinguishers typically locate them in areas that are visible and easily accessible. In your home you may want to store them in areas that are easily accessible. To help remember the use of a fire extinguisher the acronym PASS was created. This four step simple to use process is as follows:
- PULL the safety pin on the handle (This will also break the tamper seal)
- AIM the nozzle at the base of the fire (Don’t touch the plastic horn on CO2 extinguishers, it gets very cold and can damage skin.)
- SQUEEZE the handle to discharge the extinguisher
- SWEEP the nozzle from side to side until the fire is out
Also see our Top 10 Tips on Using a Fire Extinguisher. We strongly encourage that read!