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Using a Portable Fire Extinguisher

1. Choose the right extinguisher

These symbols will assist you in selecting the correct extinguisher for the task.

Class A
Class B
Class C
Class E
Class F

2. When using a Portable Fire Extinguisher remember PASS

P * Pull the pin or release any locking device
* Test the extinguisher by pointing the nozzle away from all people and squeeze the hand

A * Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the fire

S * Squeeze the trigger or handle to activate the extinguisher

S * Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the fire until the fire is extinguished

  • Portable extinguishers are used for quick response before the fire becomes too big
  • Take precautions from smoke inhalation and radiant heat
  • Extinguishers are designed to be used in the upright position
  • REMEMBER:The safety of yourself and others is the Number 1 priority.
 
Type of Fire, Class and Suitability of Extinguising Medium

 

Extinguishing
Agent

A B C D (E) F Comments
Wood Paper Plastics Flammable & Combustible Liquids Flammable Gas Metal Fires Electrically Energised Equipment Cooking Oils & Fats
Water Dangerous if used on flammable liquids, energised electrical equipment and cooking oil / fat fires
Foam Limited

Dangerous if used on energised electrical equipment
* Solvents such as alcohol & acetone mix with water and therefore require special foam

Powder (ABE) Look carefully at the extinguisher to determine if it is a BE or ABE unit as the capability is different
(BE)
Carbon Dioxide Limited Limited Not suitable for outdoor use or smouldering deep seated A Class Fires
Wet Chemical Dangerous if used on energised electrical equipment
Vapourising Liquid Limited Limited Check the characteristics of the specific extinguishing agent. 5 yearly servicing must be done by a qualified / licenced person.
Fire Blanket Limited Limited * Fire blankets may be used as a thermal barrier against radiant heat and to control a fire in clothes being worn by a person.

the class or classes in which the agent is most effective
not recommended for these classes of fire
Limited indicates that the extinguisher is not the preferred choice for the class of fire, but may have limited extinguishing capacity.
 
Using a Fire Blanket
  • Pull the tabs to release the blanket from its pouch
  • Shake it open and, holding the tabs, cover hands with blanket ends
  • Place the blanket carefully over the fire (eg frypan)
  • Turn off the heat source (eg Gas / Electricity)
  • Leave the fire blanket left in place until cool
  • Call the Fire Brigade
  • DO NOT remove the blanket until it is completely cool