Quick lesson on the use of a home fire extinguisher gratis World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer.
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…
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First you need to remember where the extinguishers are…….
Kitchen appliance cabinet. Front right, just inside of door. 😉
Had one fire in an apartment I had. Fortunately I wasn’t home at the time. The lesson I learned was to have homeowners’ tenants’ insurance – which I hadn’t had prior to the fire – to protect what little I did own.
Thanks for your tips. The PASS method should make it easy to remember. But thinking fast in an emergency is the real trick.
I’ve been in a couple of small fires…my doing. Thankfully I did something…not necessarily the right things. But I’m still alive to tell about it. Thank the good Lord! 😦
I saw that segment tonight, the only thing that stayed with me was–call 911; no way I’m trying to put out the fire with that thing.LOL
I know, I know. It’s one thing watching how to extinguish a fire; it’s another thing to be standing in the midst of one and have my brain go totally blank.
Unless it is a little fire I can put out with a towel or bucket of water, I am out of there. Let the experts handle it, I say. LOL
It’s trying to decide when the little fire…becomes a big fire. 😦