Pull the pin

Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire

Squeeze the handle

Sweep back and forth at the base of the fire

If you need more information on fire extinguishers or would like someone to cover the above instructions with you, please stop by our headquarters station located at 3400 Moore-Duncan Hwy, Moore, SC.


A service we provide to the businesses in our fire district area is fire extinguisher training.  If you would like to have your employees trained, please call our headquarters station and inquire.  864-574-6554


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Fire extinguishers are an important part of any fire prevention plan and should be found in every home and business.  Business locations should have a fire extinguisher available within 75 feet of any walking distance.  Homes should have a least one in the kitchen and garage.  For the home, it is always a good idea to have more than one available.


Fire extinguishers come in many different types.  The most common are A, B, C.

  • Type A extinguishers are mainly for solid materials such as paper and wood.  Type A extinguishers will also contain a number rating such as 1A or 2A for example.  This rating refers to the equivelant extingushing power of 1 1/4 gallons of water-a 2A would be equivelant to 2 1/2 gallons of water.
  • Type B extinguishers are for flammable liquids such as motor fuels and some cooking oils.  Type B extinguishers are also number rated, example 20B.  However the rating of a B extinguisher refers to the equivelant square footage of the material.  Therefore, a 20B extinguisher would extinguish 20 square feet of the material involved.
  • Type C extinguishers are for energized equipment.  Type C simply means it is safe to use while the equipment involved is still energized.  Type C extinguishers are not rated.  Once the electrictal source is removed, it will be either a Type A or Type B fire.

Fire extinguishers can be very different.  For this reason, one should famailarize themselves with the instructions before it is needed.  The PASS method should be exercised when using an extinguisher.



Fire Extinguishers


Poplar Springs Fire Department

P - Pull

A - Aim

S - Squeeze

​S - Sweep