FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: How do I use a fire extinguisher?

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

The acronym for remembering how to use a Fire Extinguisher is P-A-S-S:

  • Pull the pin.
  • Aim at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the trigger.
  • Sweep the extinguisher back and forth across the base of the fire.

For more information on extinguishers, including a brief video tutorial, please visit our Fire Extinguisher webpage. Regarding the safe disposal of used fire extinguishers, we encourage residents to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.