This week in the US is Fire Prevention Week and a perfect time to review some basics of fire safety and learn how to use a fire extinguisher effectively.
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How to site wikiHow has a detailed guide to fire extinguisher use, different types of fire extinguishers and precautions you should take when dealing with fires. Among the tips they share is a reminder to use the PASS method to effectively use a fire extinguisher. Check out the reference graphic below to review it.
It's important to use a fire extinguisher rated for the type of fire you're dealing with. Check out the full guide at the link below for additional information about fire extinguishers and the codes used to identify what kind of fire they are effective at extinguishing, or check out this previous guide on fire safety we shared earlier this year.
How to Use a Fire Exteinguisher [wikiHow]