PASS is the acronym used by the fire service to quickly remember extinguisher operating instructions. UA has adopted P-PASS for use in extinguisher training.
It is important to note that you are NOT required to fight a fire. If you have the slightest doubt about your control of the situation, do not attempt to fight the fire. Pull the fire alarm, call 911 or 7123 from a University phone or 330-972-7123 from a non-University phone (e.g., cell), and get out of the building.
If you have been trained in fire extinguisher use by EOHS, AND if the fire is small (e.g., no larger than a waste basket), contained, not spreading, and you feel comfortable attempting to extinguish the fire:
|Pull the nearest fire alarm pull station.||
|Pull the pin.||
|Aim the hose or nozzle towards the base of the fire.||
|Squeeze the fire extinguisher handle.|
|Sweep back and forth at the base of the fire until fire is completely extinguished or your extinguisher is empty. If one fire extinguisher does not extinguish the fire, exit the building immediately. Do not attempt to use another fire extinguisher.|