Quick Answer: When using a fire extinguisher you should aim at?

Aim at the base of the fire. If you aim at the flames (which is frequently the temptation), the extinguishing agent will fly right through and do no good. You want to hit the fuel. Squeeze the top handle or lever.

Why do you aim a fire extinguisher at the base of a fire?

You will be able to discharge the extinguisher. The base of the fire is where you want to aim. The extinguishing agent will fly through the air if you aim at the flames.

When using a fire extinguisher you should aim at the flames not at the source of the fire?

Aim the extinguisher at the base of the fire. Aiming at the flames will cause the flames to blow around, allow it to spread and cause even more damage.

When using a fire extinguisher you should aim at quizlet?

“When using a fire extinguisher, I should sweep the nozzel from side-to-side while squeezing the handle and aiming at the base of the fire.”

When should you not use a fire extinguisher?

When do you not use a fire extinguisher?

  1. The fire is too big or would require more than one fire extinguisher.
  2. Fires involving escaping gases, high voltage electrics.
  3. The evacuation route is obstructed.
  4. There are high levels of smoke.
  5. The area is too hot.
  6. You have not been trained.
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What is the best defense against fire?

As always, the best defense against a fire is to be prepared. Take a moment to look at your fire extinguisher.

How many extinguishers should you use on a fire before leaving the building?

How many fire extinguishers do I need? The regulations state that a minimum of two Class A fire extinguishers on every floor of a building are needed, unless the premises are very small, in which case one may be acceptable.

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