How to use a Fire Extinguisher?

A fire extinguisher is also known as a flame extinguisher. This is a fire device for protection purposes. The most important parts of a fire extinguisher are the handle, the cylinder, and the nozzle. Different companies follow different installation and application procedures for fire extinguishers. It is applicable to use emergency numbers to avert the explosion of a fire tragedy.

In order to release the chemicals, you must press the handle. So, first, remove the locking pin. Next, hold the cylinder upright. Now, stand about three meters from the source of the fire. Pick up the nozzle and aim it at the base of the fire. Squeeze the handle for the chemicals to be released. You have to move the nozzle from side to side. Keep on pressing the handle until the fire is completely out. Make sure of this. It is possible for a fire to start again if it is not completely out.

A fire extinguisher is a portable device used to put out fires of limited size. Major causes of fires are carelessness with smoking & matches, misuse of electricity, defects in heating systems, spontaneous ignition, improper rubbish disposal, etc.

Such fires are grouped into four classes, according to the type of material that is burning. Class A fires include those in which ordinary combustibles such as wood, cloth, and paper are burning. Class B fires are those in which flammable liquids, oils, and grease are burning. Class C fires are those involving live electrical equipment. Class D fires involve combustible metals such as magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Each class of fire requires its own type of fire extinguisher.

If you cannot control the fire or if it spreads, you have to ask someone for help to call the Fire Department. While waiting for the Fire Brigade to respond get yourself out of the house. Inform the neighbors to take precautionary measures.

 

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