Fire Extinguisher Use on Farms
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Armed with the right type of fire extinguisher, a property owner can often extinguish or contain a fire before it becomes a major blaze. But to effectively fight a fire, an individual must be prepared with the right type of extinguisher, have it readily available, and know how to use it properly. Failure to be properly prepared to extinguish a fire not only reduces the chances of containing the blaze, but may also place the individual in an extremely hazardous situation. Purposes & Locations for Fire Extinguishers The main reasons for having fire extinguishers readily available are to:
- Suppress a fire along an escape route so trapped persons can exit a burning structure.
- To extinguish or contain a fire from the time it is discovered until the arrival of fire department personnel.