PASS: Fighting a small fire
Keep your back to a clear exit and stand six to eight feet (two to three meters) away from the fire. To operate your extinguisher, remember the word PASS.
P – PULL
Pull the pin that unlocks the operating lever.
A – AIM
Aim low. Point the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
S – SQUEEZE
Squeeze the lever above the handle to discharge the extinguishing agent. Release the lever to stop discharge.
S – SWEEP
Sweep the nozzle or hose from side to side. If the fire is going out, move toward the flames; keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep back and forth. Watch the fire area once the fire goes out and be prepared to repeat the process if the fire re-ignites.