During the April 10th Safety Committee Meeting, Linda Waldron, Fire Prevention Officer at Hastings Fire Department and fireman, Dan Montas did some hands on training on using a fire extinguisher. Both employees from the safety committee meeting and office personal at the Hasting office participated. Linda reminded everyone that knowing how to use fire extinguisher is important at work and at home.
When using a fire extinguisher at work, remember the acronym P.A.S.S.
PULL the pin that unlocks the lever
AIM low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire
SQUEEZE the lever above the handle to discharge the extinguishing agent. To stop the discharge, release the lever.
SWEEP the nozzle or hose from side to side. Moving carefully toward the flames, keep the nozzle aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth.