With proper training and education, fire extinguishers can save lives and property. Many adults might not know how or when to use fire extinguishers. Here is everything you need to know!
Remember to check fire extinguishers for:
Easy access in an emergency: be sure nothing is blocking or limiting your ability to reach it.
The recommended pressure level: many extinguishers have gauges that show when pressure is too high or too low.
Working parts: make sure the can, hoses and nozzles aren’t damaged, dented, or rusted.
Cleanliness: remove any dust, oil, or grease that might be on the outside of the extinguisher.
Guidelines and instructions: some extinguishers need to be shaken monthly, others need to be pressure tested every few years.
There are five primary types of fire extinguishers, each designed to put out different kinds of fires.