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How To Use a Fire Extinguisher in a Home Fire

10/12/2019 (Permalink)

Red firetruck details of the side and of the 911 telephone sign If the fire becomes too big, be sure to evacuate your home and call 911

How To Use a Fire Extinguisher in a Home Fire

Fires are a real risk for your home in Palm Bay, FL. Knowing how to use an extinguisher to put out small fires, such as a kitchen fire, can ultimately save lives and protect your property. There’s no need to be intimidated by using an extinguisher. You can put out a fire with an extinguisher in four steps, easily remembered by the helpful anagram P.A.S.S.

P.A.S.S. the Fire Extinguisher

Pull the pin from the extinguisher. In order to prevent any mishaps where someone mistakenly discharges the extinguisher, a handle release must be pulled.
Aim the extinguisher. Point the nozzle towards the fire. To be most effective, it is best to aim right at the core of the blaze.
Squeeze the handle of the extinguisher. This will propel the fire quenching chemicals towards the blaze.
Spray the fire extinguisher in a sweeping motion, moving from one end of the fire to the other for maximum coverage.

Assess the Fire

It is important to quickly gauge the fire. If the fire has become too big and seems uncontrollable, be sure to evacuate your home and call 911 immediately. Do not put yourself in harm's way and risk the safety of others by attempting to put out a large fire. Leave it to your local fire department to address the situation.

Repair Fire Damage

Even the smallest of fires can inflict damage to your property that may require repairs or replacements. In the case of particularly harsh fires, you may want to get in touch with a professional fire remediation company to walk you through the process of restoring your house.
A home fire can inflict a lot of stress on the homeowner. Being prepared by having a fire extinguisher easily accessible can alleviate some of that anxiety. For the rest, you can rely on professionals to guide you through putting out the fire and restoring the damage.

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