Read the instructions that come with the fire extinguisher and become familiar with its parts and operation before a fire breaks out. Local fire departments or fire equipment distributors often offer hands-on fire extinguisher trainings.
To use a fire extinguisher correctly,
experts say that one should remember the acronym P.A.S.S.
P: Pull the pin.
A: Aim nozzle at the base of the fire.
S: Squeeze the handle.
S: Sweep nozzle side to side.
Pull Stations and portable Fire Extinguishers are located near each stairwell and emergency exits. They may also be located in additional areas inside your company's premises/suite. Knowing the location and operation of a fire alarm pull-station is essential.
Instantly sounding the alarm at the first sign of fire, smoke or spilled chemicals is critical. Rapid initiation of an alarm may mean the difference between life and death.Simple directions for the use of a pull station are located on the device itself.
The person activating the alarm should call Building Security (612)741-6091 from a safe location to report the nature of the emergency. That person should also meet their company Emergency Warden, Building Management Staff or First Responders outside the building to advise them of the location of the emergency situation.
Fire Extinguishers are located near pull stations next to stairwells and emergency exits. Your company may have additional devices located within their premises. Portable Fire Extinguishers are effective tools for an early response to a developing or small fires, if they are used properly and in time. Learning the locations in advance can save time and prevent the spread of a small fire.
Please note, portable fire extinguishers are designed for small fires in their very beginning stages. Anything larger, or if the fire continues to grow, immediately leave the area, activate a fire pull station, and once safely aware call 911.
Fire Prevention Tips
Remember fire safety should be practiced every day:
Fire Extinguisher PASS System
The Emergency Response Team will notify tenants when it is safe to return to the building. Wait to receive “All Clear” before re-entering the Building.