UNC EHS Training
UNC EHS Training

Using the Fire Extinguisher

Only University employees working in healthcare, emergency response, and/or whose job requires them to use a fire extinguisher are required to receive annual hands on fire extinguisher training. EHS Fire Safety section conducts annual classes in different locations on campus. For other employees it is beneficial to know how a fire extinguisher is used. Remembering the acronym PASS will assist in the proper use of a fire extinguisher.
  1. Pull the pin between the handles.
  2. Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.
  3. Squeeze the handles together.
  4. Sweep the extinguisher from side to side at the base of the fire.