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EXTINGUISHER Fire Extinguisher Use

EXTINGUISHER

Fire Extinguisher Use
Fire Extinguisher Use

Fire Safety & Fire Extinguisher Use

The Combustion Process

Three components

Need all three components to start a fire

Fire extinguishers remove one or more of the components.

Fire Safety & Fire Extinguisher Use The Combustion Process • Three components • Need all three
Fire Classes A Trash Wood Paper B Liquids Grease • wood • gasoline • paper •
Fire Classes
A
Trash
Wood
Paper
B
Liquids
Grease
• wood
gasoline
• paper
oil
• cloth
grease
• etc.
other solvents
C
Electrical Equipment
magnesium
COMBUSTIBLE
sodium
computers
potassium
machines
other
D
other energized
electrical equip.
flammable
metals
METALS

Fire Extinguisher Anatomy

Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING

PRESSURE GAUGE

(not found on CO 2

extinguishers)

CARRYING

HANDLE

DISCHARGE LEVER

Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING
Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING

DISCHARGE LOCKING PIN AND SEAL

Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING

DISCHARGE HOSE

Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING
Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING

DATA PLATE

DISCHARGE NOZZLE

Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING
Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING

BODY

Fire Extinguisher Anatomy PRESSURE GAUGE (not found on CO extinguishers) CARRYING HANDLE DISCHARGE LEVER DISCHARGE LOCKING

DISCHARGE ORIFICE

Fire Extinguisher Types

Fire Extinguisher Types A Trash Wood Paper A Trash Wood Paper PRESSURIZED WATER Class “A” fires
A Trash Wood Paper A Trash Wood Paper
A
Trash
Wood
Paper
A
Trash
Wood
Paper
PRESSURIZED WATER
PRESSURIZED WATER

Class “A” fires only

B Liquids Grease B Liquids Grease
B
Liquids
Grease
B
Liquids
Grease
Electrical Equipment
Electrical Equipment
  • C
    C

Electrical Equipment

Fire Extinguisher Types (cont.)

Fire Extinguisher Types (cont.) CARBON DIOXIDE (CO 2 ) A Trash Wood Paper A Trash Wood
CARBON DIOXIDE (CO 2 )
CARBON DIOXIDE (CO 2 )

A

Trash

Wood

Paper

A Trash Wood Paper
A
Trash
Wood
Paper
B Liquids Grease B Liquids Grease
B
Liquids
Grease
B
Liquids
Grease
C Electrical Equipment C Electrical Equipment
C
Electrical Equipment
C
Electrical Equipment

Class “B” or “C” fires

Fire Extinguisher Types (cont.)

MULTIPURPOSE DRY CHEMICAL

Fire Extinguisher Types (cont.) MULTIPURPOSE DRY CHEMICAL A Trash Wood Paper A Trash Wood Paper B
A Trash Wood Paper A Trash Wood Paper
A
Trash
Wood
Paper
A
Trash
Wood
Paper
B Liquids Grease B Liquids Grease
B
Liquids
Grease
B
Liquids
Grease
C Electrical Equipment C Electrical Equipment
C
Electrical Equipment
C
Electrical
Equipment

Class “A”, “B”, or “C” fires

Fighting the Fire

P
P
A
A
S
S
Pull the pin Aim low at the base of flames
Pull the pin
Aim low at
the base of flames
Squeeze the handle
Squeeze the handle
S
S
Sweep side to side
Sweep side to side

P.A.S.S. Method

P.A.S.S. Method P ull the pin This will allow you to squeeze the handle in order

Pull the pin

This will allow you to squeeze the handle in order to discharge the

extinguisher

P.A.S.S. Method

P.A.S.S. Method A im at the base of the fire Aiming at the middle will do

Aim at the base of the fire

Aiming at the middle will do no good.

The agent will pass

through the flames.

P.A.S.S. Method

P.A.S.S. Method S queeze the handle This will release the pressurized extinguishing agent

Squeeze the handle

This will release the pressurized

extinguishing agent

P.A.S.S. Method

P.A.S.S. Method S weep side to side Cover the entire area that is on fire. Continue

Sweep side to side

Cover the entire area that is on fire. Continue until fire is extinguished. Keep an eye on the area for

re-lighting.