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Sfgov.org | San Francisco Fire Department: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Page 1 of 2San Francisco Fire Department How To Use A Fire Extinguisher Fire Extinguishers Ordinary Combustible Fire - Type "A" Extinguisher Used for paper, wood, plastics, fabric, rubber, trash Flammable Liquids Fire - Type "B" Extinguisher Used for gasoline, oil, grease, some paints and solvents Electrical Fire - Type "C" Extinguisher Used for energized electrical; appliances, computers, circuit breakers, wiring Combination Extinguisher - Type "ABC" Extinguisher Used on more than one type of fire, and is a good choice for home use. How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Remember the word P.A.S.S PULL - Place the extinguisher on the floor. Hold it by the tank (pressure on the handle could pinch the pin). Pull the pin straight out. AIM - Start 10 feet back from the fire. Aim at the base of the fire. SQUEEZE -Squeeze the lever on the fire extinguisher SWEEP - Sweep from side to side, moving in slowly until the fire is out. GET OUT If the fire gets bigger, close the door and evacuate.http://www.sfgov.org/site/sffd_page.asp?id=67257 1/28/2008
Sfgov.org | San Francisco Fire Department: How to Use a Fire Extinguisher Page 2 of 2http://www.sfgov.org/site/sffd_page.asp?id=67257 1/28/2008