How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 80 percent of all fires occur in residential settings. If there is a fire in your home, it is doubtful that you will have time to read the extinguisher’s instruction manual and figure out how it works. Knowing how to handle a household fire extinguisher can protect personal property and save lives.

In this brief, informative video, Fire Marshall Tom Jenson uses the acronym P.A.S.S. to explain how to use a fire extinguisher.

Updated 5/2009