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Fire!

The plan for fire safety includes three parts. You should know what to do to keep residents safe. You should know whom to call. You should know how to use a fire extinguisher.

If an employee sees a fire, he or she should sound the fire alarm and call the emergency number. If there are people in the area, help to move them to a safe place. It’s important to try to contain the fire by closing doors. Using a fire extinguisher also helps contain fires. Fire extinguishers are in the hallways and in all public rooms.

To use a fire extinguisher, remember PASS—Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep.

  • Pull the pin at the top of the extinguisher. Do not squeeze the handles when removing the pin.

  • Aim the hose or nozzle at the base of the fire. Be about 8 to 10 feet away from the fire. Do not aim at the smoke or flames.

  • Squeeze the top handle to the bottom handle to discharge the chemicals.

  • Sweep the nozzle from side to side to reach as much of the base of the fire as possible.

As soon as the fire department arrives, leave the area for a safe location. If the fire extinguisher becomes empty before the fire is out, leave the extinguisher and move to a safe location.

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Project made financially possible through grants from:

Southwest Initiative Foundation, Marshall Community Foundation, Southwest Regional Transition Partners, Southwest Adult Basic Education, Marshall Healthcare Partners