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Techniques for Using Fire Extinguishers - What is the PASS word?

P - ull the pin. This is a locking mechanism and will allow you to depress the operating lever after it is removed.

A - im low. Always aim the nozzle of the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

S - queeze the lever above the handle. This will discharge the extinguisher.

S - weep from side to side. Move in carefully until the flames appear to be out. If re-ignition occurs repeat the process over until flames are completely out.