Using A Fire Extinguisher

Using A Fire Extinguisher

RULES FOR FIGHTING FIRES

Fires can be very dangerous and you shold always be certaing that you will ot endanger yourself or others when attempting to extinguish a fire. 
 
SOUND THE ALARM: If you discover or suspect a fire, sound the building fire alarm.  If there is no alarm warn others by yelling 'FIRE' as you leave.
 
LEAVE THE BUILDING: Try to rescue others only if you can do so safely. Move away from the building to your 'EVACUATION MEETING POINT' and keep clear of the Fire Department. Don't go back into the building until the Fire Department has given the all clear.
 
CALL THE FIRE DEPARMENT: Dial 111. Give as much information as you can to the emergency dispatcher.
 
Total and immediate evacuation is safest.  Only use a fire extinguisher if the fire is very small, you do not put yourself in danger and you know how to use the fire extinguisher.  If you can't put the fire out leave immediately.  If you do extinguish the fire still call the Fire Department
just so they can check for re-ignition spots.
 
NEVER FIGHT A FIRE IF:
  •  You don't know what is burning: If you don't know what is burning you won't know what type of fire extinguisher to use.  Chances are you will know what is burning but if your don't let the Fire Department handle it.
  • The fire is spreading rapidly: The time to use a fire extinguisher si in the initial or begining stages of a fire.  If the fire is spreading quickly it is best to evacuate the building.
  • Your instincts tell you not to: If you are uncomfortable with the situation for any reason, evacuate and let the Fire Department handle it.
 
ALWAYS REMEMBER TO KEEP A CLEAR EXIT AT YOUR BACK
Position yourself with an exit or means of escape at your back before you attempt to use a fire extinguisher just in case it malfunctions or something unexpected happens you need to get out quickly, and not become trapped.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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