Dade Broward Fire Safety
A fire extinguisher is a metal container with water or chemicals in it, that is used for stopping small fires. ... A fire extinguisher is a metal container with water or chemicals in it, that is used for stopping small fires. How do I operate a fire extinguisher?Operating a fire extinguisher is easy, as long as you remember the acronym PASS:P Pull the pin near the extinguisher handle.A Aim the nozzle toward the base of the firenot at the top of the flames!S Squeeze the trigger carefully. Remember, the extinguishant coming out is going to come out fast, so dont spray it out faster than you can handle!S Sweep the nozzle from side to side so you can hit all areas of the fire. Take special care to make sure the flames dont spread to anything like drapes, trash cans, or clothing.Once the fire has died down, stay near the area for a few minutes to make sure it doesnt reflash.