We would like to give thanks from our friends at SERVPRO of Dale City/Lake Ridge and SERPRO of Woodbridge/Lorton for the great reminder about this holiday season.
It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner and before we know it, 2021 will be here! With Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks I wanted to take a moment to help you keep your family and friends safe during this festive season. Did you know cooking equipment is the leading cause of residential fires? As the holiday season begins and you find yourself in the kitchen more often while hosting friends and family, fire precautions should be top of mind.
When used correctly, a portable fire extinguisher can be a life and property saving tool. In order to operate a fire extinguisher, the NFPA suggests remembering the work PASS.
- PULL the pin. Hold the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.
- AIM low. Point the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire.
- SQUEEZE the lever slowly and evenly.
- SWEEP the nozzle from side-to-side.
Read the instructions on the fire extinguisher and become familiar with them before a fire breaks out. Encourage your family members and co-workers to do the same.
Remember, extinguishers do have their limitations! It is also important to ensure you have the correct type of extinguisher for your home or facility. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SERVPRO9171 to learn more about the different classes of fire extinguishers and the type of fire each are designed to extinguish.