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Hand Portable Fire Extinguisher - Proper Use

Proper Use

1.    Remove extinguisher from bracket
2.    Remove pull pin (twist & pull)
3.    Test before approaching fire (squeeze briefly)
4.    Approach fire and aim at base of fire – squeeze handle


Approx. discharge time & distance by size – amt. of agent in unit (dry chemical)

2.5 lb. 8-12 sec. 8-10 feet
5 lb. 12-14 sec. 8-10 feet
10 lb. 14-16 sec. 10-15 feet
20 lb. 20-22 sec. 10-15 feet

NOTE: After any use of a fire extinguisher – always have it serviced.  Contact us regarding fire extinguisher service.