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Should you fight the fire?

Before you begin to fight a small fire:


Make sure everyone has left, or is leaving, the building.


Make sure the Fire Department has been called.

Never fight a fire if even one of the following is true:

The fire is spreading fast or is already a large fire.


The fire could block your escape route.


You are untrained in the proper operation of the extinguisher.


You don't know whether the extinguisher is designed for the type of fire at hand or is large enough to fight the fire.

To fight a fire with an extinguisher in any one of these cases is reckless. Instead, leave immediately, close off the area, and leave the fire to the fire fighters.

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Last Updated:  September 23, 2014
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