Christmas time is one of the most popular times for fires, what with putting a real, dry Christmas tree in your house, all those candles and all that paper wrapping and what not. There is no better time to learn how to use a fire extinguisher. I myself had never used a fire extinguisher before, so I asked my brother-in-law Dave, an actual firefighter, to teach me and my kids how to use one,with some help from my twin niece and nephew, too.
Let me tell you, there is nothing kids love more than firing off a big, surprisingly loud extinguisher. They had the time of their lives, and I actually learned how to use a fire extinguisher myself.
We had an actual firefighter with us. If you don’t have one of those, just set up some kind of target outside- you don’t need to start an actual fire for target practice. Please observe all safety precautions. Kids, make sure to have your parents permission and supervision.
What You Need:
1 fire extinguisher for ever 1-2 children or adults.
1 target, with 6 feet of space between you and your target.
Here is your video to see how it works:
The P.A.S.S Method- 4 Steps To Putting Out A Fire With A Fire Extinguisher
1) PULL– Pull the pin out of the fire extinguisher.
2) AIM– Aim the fire extinguisher at your target.
3) SPRAY– Pull the trigger and spray at the BASE (not the top) of your target.
4) SWEEP– Move the spray back and forth at the base of your target.
Make sure to watch the end of the video for some bonus tips and answers.
Are you going to try this? Let me know how you like it!