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Pine Mountain Georgia Fire Department Safety


How to Use Fire Extinguishers

Remember the word PASS

 

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 or the fire extinguisher is exhausted.

Once the fire is out, don't walk away! Watch the area for a few minutes in case it re-ignites.

Some fire extinguishers can be recharged after use while others are disposables.

The Pine Mountain Fire Department recommends you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen. We also recommend you have another fire extinguisher in your carport or garage. Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with it before you need it.

Need more information, visit the Pine Mountain Fire Department during a regular training class. Training classes are held the second Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. and the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

 

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