Nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays

Nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays

With all of the recent discussion about fire extinguishers, it’s a good time to remind everyone how to use a fire extinguisher. Also, with the holidays coming up, the likelihood of home fires multiplies. Whether its frying turkeys, open flames from candles or holiday decorations, being prepared for a fire is very important.

There are many different types of fire extinguishers. It is important that you have a working fire extinguisher and you know how to use it. First, look at the pressure gauge to make sure its fully charged. (If you see an “M” on the dial, it’s one of ours!) Then follow the PASS method:

Pull the pin the break the seal. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire. Squeeze the handle slowly and evenly. Sweep from side to side until the fire is extinguishers.


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