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Fire Extinguishers
Fire classifications <ul><li>Class A - ordinary combustibles </li></ul><ul><li>Class B - flammable liquids </li></ul><ul><...
Fire extinguisher types <ul><li>Extinguishing agent eliminates one of the vital elements of the fire </li></ul><ul><li>Man...
Appropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>Alarm has been sounded </li></ul><ul><li>Building has been evacuated </li></ul><u...
Appropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>You can fight the fire with your back toward an escape route </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
Appropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>You are properly trained in the use of the extinguisher </li></ul><ul><li>You are...
Inappropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>The fire is large and has grown beyond its original confined space </li></ul><u...
Personal hazards <ul><li>Smoke and noxious fumes </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke and fumes cause unconsciousness </li></ul><ul><li...
PASS method of fighting fires <ul><li>Hold the extinguisher upright </li></ul><ul><li>P ull the pin </li></ul><ul><li>A im...
Prevention methods <ul><li>Keep work areas clean and clutter-free </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to handle and store chemicals...
Prevention methods <ul><li>Know about the chemicals you work with </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with emergency action ...
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  1. 1. Fire Extinguishers
  2. 2. Fire classifications <ul><li>Class A - ordinary combustibles </li></ul><ul><li>Class B - flammable liquids </li></ul><ul><li>Class C - electrical fires </li></ul><ul><li>Class D - metals fires </li></ul>1a
  3. 3. Fire extinguisher types <ul><li>Extinguishing agent eliminates one of the vital elements of the fire </li></ul><ul><li>Many types of extinguishers available </li></ul><ul><li>Know location of extinguishers </li></ul>1b
  4. 4. Appropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>Alarm has been sounded </li></ul><ul><li>Building has been evacuated </li></ul><ul><li>Fire is small and confined </li></ul>2a
  5. 5. Appropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>You can fight the fire with your back toward an escape route </li></ul><ul><li>The extinguisher matches the fire type </li></ul><ul><li>The extinguisher works effectively </li></ul>2b
  6. 6. Appropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>You are properly trained in the use of the extinguisher </li></ul><ul><li>You are confident you can put the fire out </li></ul>2c
  7. 7. Inappropriate use of extinguishers <ul><li>The fire is large and has grown beyond its original confined space </li></ul><ul><li>Your escape path is threatened </li></ul><ul><li>You are not sure if you have the correct type of fire extinguisher </li></ul>3a
  8. 8. Personal hazards <ul><li>Smoke and noxious fumes </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke and fumes cause unconsciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Death may result </li></ul>4a
  9. 9. PASS method of fighting fires <ul><li>Hold the extinguisher upright </li></ul><ul><li>P ull the pin </li></ul><ul><li>A im at the base of the fire </li></ul><ul><li>S queeze the handle </li></ul><ul><li>S weep the base of the fire </li></ul><ul><li>Do not aim high at the flames </li></ul>5a
  10. 10. Prevention methods <ul><li>Keep work areas clean and clutter-free </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to handle and store chemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Know what you are expected to do in an emergency </li></ul>6a
  11. 11. Prevention methods <ul><li>Know about the chemicals you work with </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with emergency action plan for fires </li></ul>6b
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