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3 “Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety” “Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety”

4 Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Extinguishment Theory Remove Heat Remove Heat Remove Fuel Remove Fuel Reduce Oxygen Reduce OxygenWILL Inhibit Chemical Inhibit Chemical Chain Reaction Chain Reaction

5 Fuel Classifications Class A: Wood, paper, cloth, trash, plastics— solids that are not metals. Class B: Flammable liquids—gasoline, oil, grease, acetone. Includes flammable gases. Class C: Electrical—energized electrical equipment. As long as it’s “plugged in.” Class D: Metals—potassium, sodium, aluminum, magnesium. Requires Metal-X, foam, and other special extinguishing agents.

6 Extinguisher Common features Locking pin Carrying handle / operating lever Pressure gauge Label : Type (Water, C02, Dry Chemical) Type (Water, C02, Dry Chemical) Classification (A, B, C) Classification (A, B, C) NFPA capacity Rating NFPA capacity Rating Instructions Instructions Check Tag Date Check Tag Date Discharge nozzle or horn

7 REACT upon discovery of fire or smoke R emove persons in immediate danger! E nsure containment of (confine fire/smoke) A lert everyone in your work area C ontact your Supervisor T reat ALL fires as DANGEROUS!

8 Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Some Causes of Fire? Electrical Electrical Combustibles Combustibles Housekeeping Housekeeping Heat Sources (cutting/ welding) Heat Sources (cutting/ welding) Flammable & Combustible Liquids Flammable & Combustible Liquids Machinery Machinery

9 Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety Quick-Check Is it Ready To Use? Is it Ready To Use?

10 Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety How to use of Fire Extinguisher The P.A.S.S. Method The P.A.S.S. Method It is easy to remember how to use a fire extinguisher if you can remember the acronym PASS, which stands for Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep. Pull the Pin. This will allow you to operate the extinguisher.

11 Portable Fire Extinguisher The P.A.S.S. Method Cont. Aim at the base of the fire. Point the extinguisher nozzle (or hose) at the base of the fire. Squeeze the lever above the handle. This discharges the extinguisher agent. Releasing the lever will stop the discharge.

12 Portable Fire Extinguisher Safety The P.A.S.S. Method Cont. Sweep from side to side. Moving carefully toward the fire, keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth until the flames appear to be out. Watch the fire area. If the fire re-ignites, repeat the process.

13 De-energize the equipment immediately! Activate the machine’s fire suppression system. Remove any combustibles from the area: –If you can without danger to yourself. Report the fire to others and seek help: –Make sure electrical power is de-energized before you apply water to the equipment. –Make certain that you have a clear path of retreat to a safe area when fire fighting.






19 In Summary Don’t Loose your head, Remain Calm Approach from upwind side if possible, With your back to the escape route. Use Pass, Pull Pull Aim Aim Squeeze Squeeze Sweep Sweep Put the fire out.


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