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September 2, 2014 (*Administrative Office)
Monticello, IA – Innovative Ag Services Co. (IAS), All fires can be very dangerous and life-threatening. Your safety should always be your primary concern when attempting to fight a fire.
With so many fire extinguishers to choose from, selecting the proper one for your home can be a daunting task. Everyone should have at least one fire extinguisher at home, but it’s just as important to ensure you have the proper type of fire extinguisher. Fire protection experts recommend one for the kitchen, the garage and workshop.
The following is a quick guide to help you choose the right type of extinguisher.
K- Class K extinguishers are used for fires that involve cooking oils, trans-fat, or fats in cooking appliances and are typically found in restaurants and cafeteria kitchens.
Some fires may involve a combination of these classifications. Your fire extinguisher should have ABC ratings on them.
An easy way to remember how to use a fire extinguisher is to remember the word PASS:
P- Pull the pin located at the top of the extinguisher.
S- Squeeze the lever slowly.
S- Sweep from side to side.
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