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When choosing a fire extinguisher BIGGER IS REALLY BETTER! When faced with a fire, you want all the extinguishing power available! DO NOT GO CHEAP, AS IF YOU FACE A FIRE, YOU WANT TO HAVE THE TOOL TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE!

Here are some helpful hints on using an A,B,C rated fire extinguisher:

(1) PULL the pin on the fire extingusher,

(2) AIM the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire (stand at least 6 feet away from the fire),

(3) SQUEEZE the handle of the fire extinguisher,

(4) SWEEP the extinguisher left to right while aiming at the base of the fire.

Remember the word PASS: PULL, AIM, SQUEEZE, SWEEP.

Sources: Greensboro, NC Fire Department, Kidde Fire Extinguishers (kiddeUS.com)