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Helpful FAQs and facts about fire extinguishers

  • Pull the pin

  • Aim the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire

  • Squeeze the operating lever to release the extinguishing agent

  • Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side until is fire is out

Instructions to use a fire extinguisher

Here's a perfect fire extinguisher to put out a fire caused by paper, wood, burning liquids, or energized electrical equipment. The nontoxic ABC Dry Chemical Powder does leave a dusty residue.

 

It's ideal to be used in home, offices, sleeping areas, residential kitchens, outdoor sheds, and garages. However, do not use it on computers or any other sensitive equipment or machinery to avoid damage.

ABC Dry Chemical fire extinguishers

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It is very important to know how to use a fire extinguisher to put a fire out as soon as possible. Find out about the types of extinguishers suitable to put out fires caused by different sources. To learn more, opt for fire demo classes conducted by Fire Extinguisher Co Inc.

Class K fire extinguishers

If you own a commercial kitchen, you should have Class K fire extinguishers. You can use these to put out a fire caused by cooking oil or grease.

 

CO2 extinguishers

These high-pressure fire extinguishers contain carbon dioxide and a nonflammable gas. They are of great use to put out an electrical fire. Use them in computer rooms, commercial cooking areas or anywhere you don't want a dusty residue.

Other types of fire extinguishers

When it comes to fire extinguishers, businesses are required to maintain them in accordance with local, state, and national codes and regulations. An employer must:

 

  • Provide, mount, and locate portable extinguishers [29 CFR 1910.157(c)(1)]

  • Use only approved portable fire extinguishers [CFR 1910.157(c)(2)]

  • Not use portable extinguishers that use carbon tetrachloride or chlorobromomethane extinguishing agents [29 CFR 1910.157(c)(3)]

  • Should make sure that fire extinguishers are well maintained and fully charged [29 CFR 1910.157(c)(4)]

  • Remove all soldered or riveted shell self-generating soda acid, self-generating foam, or gas cartridge water-type portable fire extinguishers [29 CFR 1910.157(c)(5)]

Fire extinguisher codes and regulations for businesses

Always remember P.A.S.S.

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