Using a Fire Extinguisher

When using a fire extinguisher, remember P-A-S-S:

  • Pull. Pull the pin on the extinguisher. Some require releasing a lock latch, pressuing a lever or another motion.
  • Aim. Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze. Squeeze the handle. This releases the material inside the extinguisher.
  • Sweep. Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until it is out. Watch the fire area in case fire breaks out again and repeat use of the extinguisher if required.