Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher?
Do you have a fire extinguisher at home? If so, do you and your family know where it is located? And the most important thing…do you know how to use it?
If you do not have one at home, we recommend that you purchase one right away. You can find small ones for as little as $20. The next step is to learn how to properly use it in case of a fire emergency.
REMEMBER THE ACRONYM PASS
Pull the pin. This allows you to start discharging the extinguisher.
Aim at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the top handle or lever.
Sweep from side to side until the fire is out.
Most fire extinguishers last for many years, but if they are not properly maintained, if you see a lot of rust, it might be time to get a new one.
If you ever have the misfortune of dealing with a home fire, SERVPRO of Decatur’s fire technicians can help restore your property to its preloss condition. You can reach us at 404-378-9998. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.