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Before you begin to fight the fire

  • Make sure everyone has left, or is leaving the building.
  • Make sure the fire department has been called.
  • Make sure the fire is confined and is not spreading.
  • Be sure you have a clear escape route and always keep the exit to your back to prevent becoming trapped.
  • Be sure you have read and understand the instructions for your extinguisher before you use it.
  • If it is unsafe to fight a fire, leave immediately and close off the area.