A fire does not necessarily have to end tragically. A good knowledge of the correct use of a fire extinguisher is therefore essential. Therefore, it is important that you study the label of your fire extinguisher beforehand. The label clearly states how to activate and use the extinguisher. Also, make sure that your fire extinguisher is ready for use by leaving the extinguisher hose attached to the extinguisher at all times!
The portable fire extinguishers you can find on firediscounter.co.uk all work the same way:
- First, remove the metal safety pin or locking pin. That pin prevents you from accidentally setting off the fire extinguisher. By removing the pin, you also break the white, plastic seal, which is used to show that the extinguisher has not been used yet.
- Aim the extinguisher's hose at the base (bottom) can the flames. This is the most efficient and quickest way to put out a fire
- Press the squeeze valve to begin extinguishing; the extinguishing agent will spray from the extinguisher hose.
With the right extinguishing technique and the appropriate extinguishing agent, you can put out a small fire in seconds.