March 8th, 1300 hours. Fire Prevention Division and the employees of the International bridge performed an exercise with extinguishers.
Always remember to call 911 even if you have put out the fire. There maybe something else around the corner.
Here are some pictures of the event
We encourage the public to learn how to use this method when it comes to extinguishers.
The P-A-S-S technique for fire extinguisher use:
P – Pull the pin. It is there to prevent accidental discharge.
A – Aim low at the base of the fire. This is the where the fuel source is.
S – Squeeze the lever above the handle. Release to stop the flow.
(Some extinguishers have a button instead of a lever)
S – Sweep from side to side. Move toward the fire, aiming low at its base. Sweep until all flames are extinguished. Watch for re-igniting. Repeat as necessary. Have site inspected by fire department.
Place any fire extinguisher that has been used on its side on the floor. It will be collected and recharged after the fire scene is secure.
√ Learn Pull-Aim-Squeeze-Sweep (PASS) to help you remember how to use fire extinguishers and what to do with them after use.
√ Fire extinguishers are located in fire cabinets next to fire stairwell doors. They are multi-purpose (ABC) extinguishers.
√ Always back away from the extinguished Fire so that you know it is out.
√ Always dial 911 even if it is a small fire some times it actually bigger than you thought.