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Do You Know How to Use a Fire Extinguisher?

3/1/2021 (Permalink)

Having a fire extinguisher on hand in your home can save lives, but even if you do have one, do you know how to use it? When a fire is burning through your home is not the time to learn how to use a fire extinguisher. When using a fire extinguisher use the word PASS:

Pull the pin. While holding the fire extinguisher, point the nozzle away from you and release the locking mechanism.

Aim low. Point the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire.

Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

Whenever using a fire extinguisher it is important to be safe, never point the nozzle at another person and it is not recommended that children operate extinguishers. 

If a fire in your Charlotte, NC, home caused damage before you could put it out, be sure to call SERVPRO of South Mecklenburg County.

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For more fire extinguisher safety visit the FEMA website.

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