How to use a fire extinguisher
In the event of a fire, you may be required to use a fire extinguisher. It is important to underst and what type of fire extinguisher to use, when to use it, and how to use it. To learn more, click the appropriate links below.
Fight or flee
Your safety is most important when it comes to extinguishing a fire. If you are unsure about whether it is safe to fight the fire, you should leave the scene and let the fire department h andle it.
Fire extinguisher basics
Underst anding how a fire forms and how a fire extinguisher operates can help you fight a fire more effectively.
Types of fire extinguishers
There are different types of fire extinguishers, each designed to fight a different type of fire. Using an incorrect fire extinguisher may cause a fire to intensify.
Using a fire extinguisher
You should know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher in the event a fire develops and you feel you are safely able to fight it.
Portable fire extinguishers – test your knowledge
Think you know everything about fire extinguishers? Test your knowledge.