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Fire - Safety Tip

Posted on: February 14, 2020

Fire Extinguishers


The Irving Fire Department wants everyone to have and know how to use FIRE EXTINGUISHERS at home and at your business.

Please remember to only use a fire extinguisher when:

  • The fire is confined to a small area
  • The fire is not growing
  • Everyone has exited the building
  • The fire department has been called or is being called
  • The room is not filled with smoke

To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:

  • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.
  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
  • Make sure to keep your back to a clear exit when using an extinguisher so you can make an easy escape.

Remember, fire extinguishers have limitations. Always call 9-1-1 even if the fire is a small fire. Click here to view a printable brochure with these safety tips.

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