How to use a fire extinguisher?

Fire extinguisher is a one of important equipment when fire happen.We are going to panic and shock when faced the real fire.So the first important step,we must calm down and estimate the fire situation level.

If the fire still small and we confident to extinguish it,find the nearest location of fire extinguisher and try to eliminate the fire as fast as possible with the right technique.

This time i want share some tips or basic technique how to use fire extinguisher to fight the small fire.Please understand the types of fire extinguisher and the suitable agent for several types cause of fire.Please read my last post about fire extinguisher.

Step by step technique how to use a fire extinguisher?

All electrician or maintenance person should know how to use the fire very simple to use.Here i want share the simple tip how to remember the step for use it. Just Remember ” P.A.S.S.

P : Pull the pin (and give it a “squirt” to make sure it’s going to actually work)

A: Aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire

S: Squeeze the handle

S: Sweep back and forth


  1. haitham hashim says

    Important topics of fire safety, but unfortunately do not we pay immaterial

  2. Please give a list of fire extinguishing media(halon,CO2 etc)recommended for extinguishing electric fire in the ascending order of effectiveness

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