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.
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.
P - Pull
A - Aim
S - Squeeze
S - Sweep
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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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