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Fire Extinguisher Training Is Important | Corona, CA

fire extinguisher serviceEveryone knows that if a fire is started, the first thing to do is grab a fire extinguisher. But do you know if everyone knows how to use it? Without the proper knowledge on how to use a fire extinguisher, your business is at risk of severe fire damage. Without proper training in the use of fire extinguishers, you can risk damage due to lack of control and ability to diminish a fire. It is important to seek fire training for your staff to ensure proper protocol in case of a fire-related accident. As a quick reference, when reaching for a fire extinguisher, attack the fire using the PASS Method:

Pull the pin. By pulling the pin, the operating lever should unlock and allow you to discharge the extinguisher.

Aim low. Pointing the extinguisher hose/nozzle at the base of the fire will make it dissipate quicker.

Squeeze the lever. This should discharge the extinguishing agent. Some extinguishers may have a button or other means of activation. Become familiar with your equipment prior to an emergency.

Sweep from side to side. While you are aiming at the base of the fire, you should sweep back and forth until the fire is extinguished. If it starts up again, start over and do it again.

Avoid putting your business or company in danger because the skilled experts of CJ Suppression will work diligently and thoroughly with you on how to operate a fire extinguisher. With fire extinguisher training your business will be prepared for any fire event.

For more information about fire extinguisher training, call CJ Suppression at 888-821-2334 or visit the website at www.cjsuppression.com.

CJ Suppression proudly serves Corona, CA and all surrounding areas.

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher | Corona, CA

fire extinguisher serviceIt is a scary situation when you find that you have started a small fire in your home. It can happen because of any number of reasons, but do you know what to do if it actually happened? Chances are, you have never really thought about it. You have a fire extinguisher in your house somewhere, but do you know how to use it? If a fire breaks out in your home, it is important that you know exactly how to use a fire extinguisher to the point that you feel you are safely able to fight it. Because only those trained in the proper use of fire extinguishers should consider using them when appropriate.

But if a fire does break out, call for help before attempting to extinguish any fire, regardless of the size. A fire may grow out of control more quickly than you anticipate. It is wise to have help on the way. It is also great to have a fire escape plan in place. It is the quickest way to stay calm during an emergency, but will also help calm the nerves of anyone you are with. Panic leads to mishaps. It’s important to stay calm and get out of danger in the most efficient way. Determine a safe evacuation path before approaching the fire. Do not allow the fire, heat or smoke to come between you and your evacuation path.

When reaching for a fire extinguisher, attack the fire using the PASS Method:

Pull the pin. By pulling the pin, the operating lever should unlock and allow you to discharge the extinguisher.

Aim low. Pointing the extinguisher hose/nozzle at the base of the fire will make it dissipate quicker.

Squeeze the lever. This should discharge the extinguishing agent. Some extinguishers may have a button or other means of activation. Become familiar with your equipment prior to an emergency.

Sweep from side to side. While you are aiming at the base of the fire, you should sweep back and forth until the fire is extinguished. If it starts up again, start over and do it again.

Some added tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep your back to an exit so that there is a viable means of retreating from the fire.
  • Stand at least 8 feet from the fire and begin PASS.
  • If the fire does not extinguish immediately, leave the fire.
  • Have the fire department survey the area to ensure the fire has been extinguished and that there are not concealed areas where a fire could be smoldering.
  • If an extinguisher is used (even partially), it needs to be recharged or replaced.

Keep your extinguisher regularly checked to make sure it is in working order, the pressure is at the recommended level, and not located where it is blocked by furniture, doors or anything that may limit access during an emergency.

Fire protection is very serious, so be sure to take every step you can to protect yourself and your property. If you would like to learn more about fire prevention and protection, contact CJ Suppression Inc. at 888-821-2334 or visit www.cjsuppression.com for additional information.

CJ Suppression Inc. proudly serves Corona, San Bernardino, Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Victorville, Irvine and all surrounding areas.