How to use fire extinguisher

What is fire extinguisher?
Fire extinguisher prevents the chemical reactions involving heat, fuel, and oxygen (combustion), thus extinguishing the fire.

Types of extinguishers:

Water extinguishers:
Spread the jet of water at the hot materials. Don’t use at electrical equipment’s.

Foam extinguishers:
It is Suitable for liquid fires like petrol or diesel and also used in solids such as wood and paper.

Powder extinguishers:
It is Suitable for electrical equipment such as Switch box, cable and etc…. Generally Powder extinguishers not recommended for use inside the buildings. Because it’s create a loss of visibility and breathing problems.

Carbon dioxide extinguishers (CO2):
CO2 extinguishers are ideal for places with a lot of electrical equipment such as offices, server rooms and electrical rooms. It can also extinguish liquid fires arising from petrol or diesel.

How to use fire extinguisher:
It also called as PASS Method,

  • Pull the pin on the extinguisher.
  • Aim the hose nozzle low toward the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  • Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the flames until extinguished.

how to use fire extinguisher

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