How to use Water Fire Extinguishers

Water fire extinguishers are designed to put Class A fires and are used in different ways depending on the type of fire they are being used on.

Only tackle small fires with an extinguisher. If the fire has taken hold do not fight the fire but evacuate immediately and warn others of the fire, then call the fire and rescue service. If you tackle the fire, make sure you stay at a safe distance and follow the instructions below.

1、Pull the safety pin of the water fire extinguisher, this will break the tamper seal.

Pull the safety pin
Pull the safety pin
Aim the hose
Aim the hose
Squeeze the lever
Squeeze the lever

2、Aim the hose at the base of the fire. Hold the lower handle lever (the carrying handle) with one hand and grab the hose or nozzle with the other hand.

3、Squeeze the lever to start discharging the water fire extinguisher.

4、Where to aim the water fire extinguisher nozzle:

  • Fires spreading horizontally: Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, moving the jet across the area of the fire.
  • Fire spreading vertically: Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire, slowly moving the jet upwards following the direction of the fire.

5、Ensure all the fire has been extinguished, try to focus on any hot spots that may reignite.

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