Fire Extinguisher Safety

Fire extinguishers are the most common fire safety tool to minimize destruction. Do you know how to use it properly?

Follow These Steps:

Pull the extinguisher’s pin
Aim it low at the base of the fire
Squeeze the lever slowly
Sweep the extinguisher from left to right

Choosing the Right One

Different extinguishers respond to different classes of fires, so it’s important to get one that can respond to your biggest fire risks.

A – Combustibles including wood, paper, and trash
B – Flammable liquids including gas and oil
C – Electrical equipment and electricity
D – Flammable metals including aluminum and magnesium
K – Cooking oils and fats

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