FireSMART Extinguisher Education

Be prepared for a fire by teaching fire extinguisher basics.

Fire Extinguisher Instructions

Remember the word PASS when a fire extinguisher is needed:

  • P - Pull the pin and hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you.

  • A - Aim low and point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

  • S - Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

  • S - Sweep the nozzle from side to side.

 

Fire Extinguisher Types and Uses

Type

For Use With...

Often Found In...

extinguisher-a.100x100.gif

Ordinary materials like cloth, wood, and paper

Homes and businesses

extinguisher-b.100x98.gif

Combustible and flammable liquids: grease, gasoline, oil, oil-based paints

Homes and businesses

extinguisher-c.100x102.gif

Electrical equipment: appliances, tools, other equipment that is plugged in

Homes and businesses

extinguisher-d.100x95.gif

Flammable metals

Factories

extinguisher-k.100x102.gif

Vegetable oils, animal fats, and fats in cooking appliances

Commercial kitchens (restaurants, cafeterias, catering businesses)

 
Check manufacturer's instructions for regular testing and expiration.