Central Lyon County Fire District provides FREE fire extinguisher use training to your group or place of business. The fire district will provide all the essential training materials and equipment (including fire extinguishers) to conduct the class. This allows trainees to use an extinguisher to put out a real fire. The hands-on instruction is very valuable in providing a real scenario for our customers to learn from. For more information and to sign up for a class, contact the district office.
The basics of fire extinguisher use focuses on a few important details to remember:
Fire Extinguishers at Work or Home
The Five Classes of Fire
Things you should know
Before fighting a fire, be sure that ….
PASS: Using portable extinguishers
P – Pull the pin that unlocks the operating lever.
A – Aim Low – Point the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
S – Squeeze the lever above the handle to discharge the extinguishing agent. To stop the discharge, release the lever.
S – Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side. Keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth until the flames appear to be out.
If you have questions or would like clarification on any of this information, please do not hesitate to contact the Fire Prevention Division at 775-246-6209.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.
(Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C.
20250-9410, or call (800)795-3272 (voice) or (202)720-6382 (TDD)
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