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What is the proper way to use a fire extinguisher?

The best way to use a fire extinguisher is to utilize the P.A.S.S. technique. 

  • Pull: pull the pin
  • Aim: aim low, pointing the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze: squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent 
  • Sweep: sweep from side to side until the fire is extinguished. If the fire re-ignites, repeat the process. 

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