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Fire Extinguisher Safety Tips for Creswell Residents?

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Creswell Residents Need to Know!

Do you know that most home fires start in the kitchen? Knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher can save lives. Our Springfield and East Lane County teams offer these helpful tips from the National Fire Protection Association for the safe use of a home fire extinguisher:

  • Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called, and the room is not filled with smoke.
  • To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:
    • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism
    • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire
    • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly
    • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side
  • For the home, select a multi-purpose extinguisher (can be used on all types of home fires) that is large enough to put out a small fire but not so heavy as to be difficult to handle
  • Choose a fire extinguisher that carries the label of an independent testing laboratory
  • Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out

Call Us Today!

You never know when a fire will break out and cause damage to your Creswell home or business. Our Springfield and East Lane County team is on call 24-hours a day to respond to your call for help. Call us today at 541-741-7925.

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