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Fire Extinguisher Brochure [draft 2]

Fire Extinguisher Brochure [draft 2] - In order to properly...

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. Fire Kills YOU  CAN PREVENT IT Group Members Bryan Bailey Todd Beebe Sharon Byrd LaChandra Carter Robert Castillo How to  Use a Fire  Extinguisher For more information on fire  prevention and safety, go to the  US Fire Administration website  at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/
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Remember the  PASS  word It is recommended to stand at a distance of 8 feet  from the fire and follow the four-step  (PASS)  procedure: 1. P – Pull  the pin and hold the extinguisher with  the nozzle pointing away from you. 2.  A – Aim  low at the base of the fire. 3.  S – Squeeze  the lever slowly and evenly to  discharge  the  extinguishing  agent.     (When  the agent first hits the fire, the fire may briefly  flare up.  This should be expected). 4.   S – Sweep   the nozzle from side to side,  moving carefully toward the fire.   Keep the  extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire. In order to properly distinguish a fire, you 
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Unformatted text preview: In order to properly distinguish a fire, you must first understand how a fire is created. The image above is called a fire tetrahedron, and represents the four elements that must be present for a fire to exist. Oxygen is required to sustain combustion, Heat is needed to elevate the temperature of the material being burned, fuel is the combustible material, and a Chain Reaction must occur between each of these components for a fire to exist. Removal of any one of these four components will extinguish the fire. Components of a Fire Know Your Fire Extinguisher Color Code Due to the various classes of fire (A, B, C, D, and K) it is necessary to provide the correct type of fire extinguisher for the site-specific hazard and its potential severity....
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