Using a Fire Extinguisher:
To help you remember how to use an extinguisher, use the acronym PASS:
- Pull the extinguisher ‘s safety pin.
- Aim the chemical at the source of the flames rather than at the flames themselves, standing at least 6 feet from the fire.
- Squeeze the trigger and hold it, keeping the extinguisher upright.
- Sweep the source of the flames until the extinguisher runs dry.