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Faculty and staff members will have the chance to learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher instructed by the Monticello Fire Department Sept. 27.
The training will demonstrate how to operate a fire
extinguisher and properly put out a fire. The Monticello Fire Depart will
set up a controlled fire and let participants practice putting out a fire.
The fire will burn in a metal frame and started with a mixture of gasoline
“A good idea, if you have a fire extinguisher, it will be a good opportunity to become familiar to know how to operate one,” Van Dee said.
A common occurrence with most fire extinguisher use,
deals with the lack of knowledge when it comes to putting out fires. Many
users do not know where to locate the base of the fire and sometimes panic
shooting over the top of the flames.
“The more people you have that are trained and prepared the less likely anyone is to panic and a small emergency won’t turn into a large one,” Hudgins said.
The Monticello Fire Department holds 4 or more training sessions a year and instructs interested businesses and organizations.
Fire extinguishers hang near exits or near a door way coming in or out of a room and come in four different classes of Portable Fire Extinguishers; A, B, C or D:
Extinguishers may carry one or more rating depending
on the current need of the area.
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