How to Use a Fire Extinguisher
Well you've made the decision to fight a fire. Now what?
Use the "P.A.S.S." System:
• P = Pull - Pull the pin on the extinguisher.
• A = Aim - Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
• S = Squeeze - Squeeze the handle.
• S = Sweep - Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the fire.
Remember there are five classes of fire. Make sure you use the right
kind of extinguisher for the fire you are going to fight. The wrong type
of extinguisher can do more harm than good. Need a location of a fire
extinguisher at CMU? Be sure to check out the Building Floor Plans for
If you have questions or need further information please contact the Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety Office at (989) 774-7398 or CMUEHS@cmich.edu.