Buying the appropriate fire extinguisher and knowing how to use it could possibly save your home or business. Take the time to identify all the parts and know where they are located before you need to use your extinguisher.
The label describes the type of extinguisher. Different types are combustible, liquids, electrical and flammable metals.
Handle and operating level
The handle and lever are located at the top of the extinguisher.
The locking pin is a safety guard that should be left in position until you are actually ready to use your extinguisher.
The pressure gauge is located at the top. It indicates whether the tank is full or empty.
The nozzle is also at the top and should be pointed in the direction of the fire when using the extinguisher.