The P.A.S.S. Method
Would you know how to stop a fire at a moment's notice? If you have never operated a fire extinguisher, you should read closely as we go through the P.A.S.S. method. By following these four easy steps, you can ensure that you keep your property safe from a potential complete loss.
Pull the pin. When the pin is pulled, it will also break the tamper seal.
Aim low; the hottest part of the fire is at the base of the fire. That means that when directing the extinguisher, you should aim towards the base/ hottest part of the fire.
Squeeze the handle. This will send the extinguishing agent into the fire, which ultimately ends the fire.
Sweep from side to side. It is best not to let go of the handle when directing the agent until the fire appears to be out.
You can save your property from a potential complete loss by learning these quick and easy tips on operating an extinguisher. If the fire grows out of control, leave the property immediately. No fire is worth jeopardizing your life as all materials are replaceable. If you need our fire restoration services, don't hesitate to get in touch with SERVPRO® of Marshall, Sedalia and Columbia at 660-886-5194.