How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher
Follow these three basic steps to operate a fire extinguisher. Use caution when using an extinguisher based on the type of fire and the extinguisher on hand. For example, use a dry-based extinguisher for oil fires. Water-based extinguishers will spread oil fires.
1. Pull the Pin
(Metal Ring at Top of Fire Extinguisher)
2. Aim at the base of the Fire
(Stand 8-10 feet from fire)