It is essential to have the proper tools to protect yourself, home, and business from fire.
While fire sprinklers cut the risk of house fire deaths by about 80%, and fire alarms cut the risk by 50%, there are other devices you should also have in place to save your life in the event of a fire.
A necessary means of defense is the fire extinguisher. In the event of a fire, your priority should always be to locate an exit, quickly vacate, and call the fire department. However, a fire extinguisher may be needed to assist you when exiting the premise.
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To use a fire extinguisher, remember to PASS.
P: Pull the pin with the nozzle pointing away from you.
A: Aim low towards the base of the fire.
S: Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
S: Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side until the fire is out.