fire extinguisher 101
According to the report, many homeowners have fire extinguishers. I’m one of those. Unfortunately, not many know how to use them. I’m one of those too.
The good news, if there is any when you’re in the midst of a home fire, is the following. Useful instructions provided by a fireman interviewed for the ABC nightly segment.
- PULL the clip.
- AIM the fire extinguisher.
- SPRAY the chemical ingredients.
- SIDE to SIDE sweeping movement.
The report went on to say that using a fire extinguisher is fine if the fire is still in its infancy. However, if it is full blown…GET OUT…FAST!!!
If you’re like me, you’ll print a copy of this and post it near the stove…and anywherelse you think a fire might start.
…my memory’s…not what it use to be…