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Fire Extinguishers

fireextinguishers_1Use a fire extinguisher when all of the following questions are answered “yes.”

  • Have I alerted others in the building that there’s a fire?
  • Has someone called the fire department?
  • Am I physically able to use a fire extinguisher?
  • Is the fire small and contained in a single object (like a pan or a wastebasket)?
  • Am I safe from the fire’s toxic smoke?
  • Do I have a clear escape route?

If you’re unsure about whether or not it’s safe to use a fire extinguisher and for all other situations, alert others, leave the building, and call 911.

Fire extinguishers are one element of a fire response plan, but the primary element is safe escape. Every household should have a home fire escape plan and working smoke alarms.

For more information, please review the Burbank Fire Department's Fire Extinguishers Safety Sheet.

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