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Tenant Handbook

Fire Extinguisher Basic Operation

All extinguishers in the building may be used on fires originating from wood, paper, plastic, grease, oil, and electricity.

Operating a Fire Extinguisher

  • Pull open the cabinet.
  • Remember the “P-A-S-S” method for effective fire extinguisher use:

P – Pull the safety pin. This is usually the pin with a string attached.

A – Aim the hose, nozzle or horn at the base of the fire.

S – Squeeze the trigger handle

S – Sweep from side to side and watch for the re-flash of the fire.

Note: Always maintain a three foot clearance area around fire equipment. Once the equipment has been used, do not try to re-hang it, even for a few seconds. Used extinguishers should be serviced immediately.