Fire extinguishers, when used correctly, can be life and property saving tools. In order to operate an extinguisher, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) suggests remembering the word PASS.
Pull the pin. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
Sweep the nozzle from side-to-sde.
Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out. Remember, extinguishers to have limitations. It is also important to ensure you have the correct type of extinguisher for your facility. To find more information on choosing the appropriate class of extinguisher, please visit the NFPA website at nfpa.org
Call your local SERVPRO of Monroe, Randolph & Washington Counties if your home or business suffers fire damage at (618) 464-0300.