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Fire Extinguishers

USJ23 Neighbourhood

 

All You Ever Wanted to Know About  Using Fire Extinguishers..

Fire Fighting

Should you fight the fire?

Balai Bomba Shah Alam:     03-5596444
Balai Bomba Petaling Jaya: 03-7924444

Call Balai Bomba first

Remember the PASS-word

Keep your back to an exit and stand six to eight feet away from the fire. Follow the four-step PASS procedure. If the fire does not begin to go out immediately, leave the area at once.

PULL the pin: This unlocks the operating lever and allows you to discharge the extinguisher. Some extinguishers may have other seals or tamper indicators. Pull
AIM low: Point the extinguisher nozzle (or hose) at the base of the fire. Aim
SQUEEZE the lever above the handle: This discharges the extinguishing agent. Releasing the lever will stop the discharge. (Some extinguishers have a button instead of a lever.) Squeeze
SWEEP from side to side: Moving carefully toward the fire, keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth until the flames are out, if not, repeat the process. Sweep

Always be sure the fire department inspects the fire site, even if you think you've extinguished the fire.


Before you begin to fight a fire:

  • Make sure everyone has left the building.
  • Make sure you have already called the Fire Department.
  • Make sure the fire is in a small area and is not spreading.
  • Be sure you have an unobstructed escaped route to which the fire will not spread.
  • Be sure you have read the instructions and that you know how to use the extinguisher.

    It is reckless to fight a fire in any other circumstances. Instead, leave immediately and close off the area.


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