Saturday, September 25, 2010

DAY 25: Putting Out the Fires

It's not uncommon to find out that while people often own a fire extinguisher, they might not have actually fired it before.  And, learning during a small fire in your home might just be too late to know how to do this. 

DAY 25 ACTIVITY:  For +1 point today, tell us how many fire extinguishers you have in your home.  For an extra +1 point, tell us the steps in how to use your fire extinguisher. 

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Dale Chumbley said...

We have one under the sink in the kitchen, one in the basement and one in the garage.

To operate (which thankfully hasn't needed to be done) I'd pull the release pin out and point at the fire and gently pull the trigger.

Robin said...

We have one under sink in kitchen and one in the garage.


P - Pull the pin at the top
A - Aim at the base of fire not flames
S - Slowly squeeze handle
S - Sweeping motion from side to side.

:p said...

I have one in my 550 square foot apartment. It's small enough that my one will work. I also have five fire sprinkler heads in my place as well for really big fires. The one under my sink is a five pounder. Although my neighbors laughed when they came over and in my entry their is a real, non working, fire hydrant, my fire turnouts on a mannequin with helmet and full SCBA and then a picture of my firetruck. It was a great laugh.

Robin, stated correctly the PASS technique. Now what I recommend and do is every two years I pull the pin, aim, squeeze and the sweep what comes out of my fire extinguisher in a practice run. Then I have it refilled. It's practice.