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Fire Extinguisher Operation

Fire extinguishers are located in all university buildings. You must be educated in the proper use before attempting to fight a fire.

In case of fire:

  1. Activate the alarm and notify university police before you attempt to extinguish the fire.
  2. Never fight a fire alone — use the buddy system  — and keep yourself between the fire and the exit.
  3. Use the proper extinguisher.
  4. Remember your ABCs: 
  • Type A: ordinary combustibles  wood, paper, cloth
  • Type B: flammable liquids  gasoline, oil, grease
  • Type C: electrical  appliances, computers, circuit breakers
  • Type D: combustible metals  sodium, magnesium

Then PASS:

  • Pull the pin to unlock the lever
  • Aim at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the lever to discharge the extinguishing agent
  • Sweep from side to side, carefully moving toward the fire until all the flames appear to be extinguished.