Fire Extinguishers

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fires or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.

Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services offers Fire Extinguisher Training and Demonstrations. For more information please click here.

To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word


the word pull
Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.

the word aim

Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
the word squeeze Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.
the word sweepSweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

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