Lab Safety

Fire Extinguishers

Types of Fire Extinguishers:


Combustibles:
wood, cloth, paper, rubber and plastics.

Flammable liquids:
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.

Page last modified May 10, 2010