HOW TO USE FIRE EXTINGUISHER

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HOW TO USE FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Fire they say is a good friend but can also be a bad master. Through out generations, fire has helped accomplished great exploits and discoveries. Speaking of precious mineral and stone refinery to laboratory findings, fire has really given a good helping hand. In our homes, when the phrase “food is ready” is heard, all those at the dinning table will mostly taste the food hot. That’s the signature of fire, ‘hot’.
Tragedies has also been caused by fire. Many people don’t want to visit the scared memories fire has caused them. Some have lost property as valuable as an entire estate to bank accounts. Some have lost loved ones and still more some have lost precious body parts to fire.

The peril of fire spreads even to animals in their natural habitat. Bush burning has caused some species to be endangered to the point of extinction.
Because of this the control of fire is very necessary in our day to day living. All nations across the globe have this well known public department devoted to fight fire outbreaks in any part of the country. They are the fire fighters and more advanced nations even have other auxiliary departments to help the fire fighters. Mostly fire fighters are trained to deal with wild fires that are beyond the citizens. However in our local homes, as the fire out break is still growing and for that matter, within the ability of citizens to curb, gadgets like fire extinguishers become handy for the situation.

CAUTION WHEN USING FIRE EXTINGUISHER

Fire extinguishers are very potent in fighting fire. The commonly used ones are the carbon dioxide based fire extinguishers. They are what is called the first aid to fire outbreaks. Fire extinguishers are easy to handle in the hand but one must know how to use it very well. Even the use of the carbon dioxide based fire extinguishers demands that one be cautious. Not to hold the nozzle since the cold carbon dioxide can cause the hand to get stuck to the nozzle.

GUIDELINES TO USE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Thus the following can be a guide to use fire extinguishers when combating fire:

  • Pull the pin, this will break the tamper seal.
  • Aim low, pointing the nozzle or hose at the base of the fire. Do not touch the horn on a CO2 extinguisher, it gets very cold and can damage the skin.
  • Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  • Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire, the fuel source, until the fire is out.
    For any controlled situation, order is very near. Let’s control fire for when it is out of control, it leads very badly.

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