In America, a fire starts in a residential home every 83 seconds. Of ALL fires, 74% occur in a home just like yours. That’s why a fire extinguisher mounted within easy reach is so important as part of your Home Safety Plan. If you are able to react to a fire when it starts – whether it starts in the kitchen, garage, or any other room in your home – chances are good that you can stop the fire with the right type of extinguisher.
HOW TO USE A FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Even though Fire Extinguishers come in a number of shapes and sizes, they all operate in a similar manner.
Here’s an easy acronym for fire extinguisher use:
PULL, AIM, SQUEEZE, AND SWEEP
Remember, to correctly use your extinguisher use P.A.S.S.