Your farm buildings and equipment and livelihood can be wiped out in minutes in a fire. It’s a devastating loss.
Thankfully, there are precautions you can take and education to provide your family and farm workers that can put some of the fire prevention power into your own hands.
Do your children know the “PASS” method of extinguishing a small fire with a fire extinguisher? It could come in handy for you, too! The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences offers this fire extinguisher tip. Teach your kids and post it throughout your farm:
The P.A.S.S. Fire Extinguisher Method
Remember the phrase P-A-S-S if you attempt to put out a small fire with an extinguisher.
P is for pull the pin of the extinguisher;
A is for aim low;
S is for squeeze the handle; and
S is for sweep from side to side.
Have you taught your children how to properly use a fire extinguisher?