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Fire Extinguishers Have Their Limits

Portable extinguishers are not designed to fight large or spreading fires. Even fire signagainst small fires, they are useful only under certain conditions:

  • The operator must know how to use the extinguisher.
  • The extinguisher must be within easy reach, in working order, and fully charged.
  • The operator must have a clear escape route that will not be blocked by fire.
  • The extinguisher must match the classes of fires being fought. (Extinguishers containing water are unsuitable for use on grease or electrical fires.)
  • The extinguisher must be large enough to put out the fire. Many portable extinguishers discharge completely in as few as eight to ten seconds.

**- Always be sure the fire department inspects the fire site, even if you think you’ve extinguished the fire **

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