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P.A.S.S. the Fire Extinguisher

2/9/2022 (Permalink)

Lady using fire extinguisher to put out fire. When a fire breaks out, you might find yourself in a rush to put out a fire. Follow these steps to put out a fire in your home or business safely,

As a property owner, you have a lot of things to consider that could make owning property potentially risky. When an event such as a fire, busted water pipe, or whatever it happens to be, you should know that S.E.R.V.P.R.O. of Lake of the Ozarks is here to help®. One way to ensure you are protecting your property from a fire is by knowing where the fire extinguisher is. This cuts down the time the fire has to grow out of control.

Okay, you have the fire extinguisher in your hand aimed at the base of the fire. If you never operated an extinguisher, then you should pay close attention to the following steps:

  1. Pull the pin. When you pull the pin you break the tamper seal as well.
  2. Aim low; When directing the extinguisher, you should always aim at the base of the fire, where the fire is the hottest.
  3. Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  4. Sweep from side to side, directed at the base of the fire. Don’t release your squeeze until the fire appears to be out.

By implementing the P.A.S.S. method, you can get ahead of a fire when you act fast. By showing other household members this method, you can ensure that you protect yourself and your household from a dangerous situation. If you are ever in need of our fire restoration services, please call our office at 573-346-7200, and we will be happy to set up an appointment.

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