Types of Fire Extinguishers:
wood, cloth, paper, rubber and plastics.
oil, grease and paint thinners.
Energized electrical equipment.
GVSU lab fire extinguishers are Type ABC, effective against Types A, B, and C fires.
The average fire extinguisher only operates about 10 seconds. Don't waste it!
HOW TO USE A PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Remember the acronym, "P.A.S.S."
|P||Pull the Pin.|
|A||Aim the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the flames.|
|S||Squeeze trigger while holding the extinguisher upright.|
|S||Sweep the extinguisher from side to side, covering the area of the fire with the extinguishing agent.|
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