If you have a fire or water emergency, please call us now at (304) 343-6170

To have the optimal experience while using this site, you will need to update your browser. You may want to try one of the following alternatives:

Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Does your home have a fire extinguisher

7/3/2018 (Permalink)

Independence Day is fast approaching. That comes with the chances of fire hazards, accidents and injuries resulting from putting those fires out.

Follow these tips to make sure your fire extinguisher is ready, just in case something goes wrong.

When is the last time you checked your fire extinguisher?

How old is it? You will find an expiration date at the bottom of the label. If it is more than ten years old, it should be replaced. The pressure could be gone or it simply could not work.

Check the gauge to be sure it is pointing to the green area on the gauge.

Does it have a UL listing on the label to verify that is certified and ready to go?

Once these questions have been verified, make sure you know the location of your extinguisher in the home. Familiarize yourself with how to operate it as well.

To help you to remember, you can use the acronym P.A.S.S.

P-Pull Pin

A-Aim at the base of the fire

S-Squeeze trigger

S-Sweep from side to side

If there is more than one person in the home, have one call 911 and the other use the extinguisher. If the fire has reached a stage other than the start of the fire, it is very important to GET OUT of your residence and wait for the fire department.

TIP: Never add water to put out a grease fire. It could cause and explosion or make the fire even bigger. Try to smother with a lid, pizza pan or cookie sheet. Do not try to remove pan from the stove. Turn the heat off and smother.

CELEBRATE OUR INDEPENDENCE BUT ABOVE ALL STAY SAFE.

Other News

View Recent Posts