Fighting fire is not a task that is a walk in the park. It is not easy and itâ€™s very dangerous that could lead to fatal situations easily. Though we have professionals who deal with these kind of disaster, it is still important that we know what to do when one strikes cause there will be times professional fire-fighters isnâ€™t fast enough to arrive and fires can spread incredibly fast.
Luckily somewhere along time as science and technology got better, there are now many other ways possibly surpass fire incidents and one of them is the invention of Fire Extinguishers.
Most establishments nowadays have fire extinguisher at their disposals considering fire extinguishers are very accessible. Â Still people need information to determine which sources of fire a certain fire extinguisher should be utilized and training in using the fire extinguisher themselves in the time of need.
Learn PASS a quick guide on how to use Fire Extinguishers:
Pull the Pin at the top of the extinguisher. The pin releases a locking mechanism and will allow you to discharge the extinguisher.
Aim at the base of the fire, not the flames. This is important – in order to put out the fire, you must extinguish the fuel.
Squeeze the lever slowly. This will release the extinguishing agent in the extinguisher. If the handle is released, the discharge will stop.
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. Be sure to read the instructions on your fire extinguisher – different fire extinguishers recommend operating them from different distances. Remember: Aim at the base of the fire, not at the flames!!!!
Always keep in mind that dealing with dangerous situation such as fire incidents you must be well knowledgeable about the matter. Since we will never know when the need for that knowledge arises.