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Fire Safety Awareness. Use Fire Extinguisher. Make Up of Fire. Fire is made up of the following attributes. 1. Heat. 2. Fuel. 3. Oxygen. Fire is a chemical chain reaction. If you can remove any one of these you can control or defeat fire. Classes of Fires.

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Fire safety awareness

Fire Safety Awareness

Use Fire Extinguisher

Make up of fire

Make Up of Fire

Fire is made up of the following attributes.




Fire is a chemical chain reaction.

If you can remove any one of these you can control or defeat fire.

Classes of fires

Classes of Fires

Class A - Paper, Textiles, Wood, Most Plastics & Rubber

Class B -Flammable Liquids

Class C -Combustible Gasses

Class E -Electrically Energised Equipment

Class F -Cooking Oils or Fats

Types of extinguisher

Types of Extinguisher

  • Powder Fire Extinguishers (ABE)Red Canister White Stripe.

  • Wet Chemical Fire Extinguishers (F)Red Canister Oatmeal Stripe.

  • Water Fire Extinguishers (A)Plain Red Canister.

More types of extinguishers

More Types of Extinguishers

  • Foam Fire Extinguishers (A & B)Red Canister Blue Stripe.

  • Carbon Dioxide Fire Extinguishers (E)Red Canister Black Stripe.

  • Sapphire MRI Fire Extinguishers (A & E)Polished SS Canister Yellow Stripe.

Northside extinguishers

Northside Extinguishers

We have the following types here and they can be used on the following fire types.

  • Powder ABE

  • Paper Wood, Flammable Liquids, Electrical.

  • Hose Reel:Paper Wood and Textiles

  • Fire Blanket: Smothering Oils fats, Stovetop, People/Clothing on fire



  • An Extinguisher should only be used to put out a small fire. (Waste Paper basket size)

  • An extinguisher can clear an exit path.

  • An extinguisher will not put out a large fire.



  • Be awareof radiant heat.

  • Be awareof electrical apparatus. Flames conduct Electricity.

  • Be aware of noxious fumes from fire.

  • When the extinguisher is used a blast of steam/ gasses can result.

  • Lots of fine airborne debris may be present during and after use. (Asthma, breathing)

Using the extinguisher

Using the Extinguisher

This is a four step action P.A.S.S.

  • Pull the Pin (The inspection tag is usually attached to it).

  • Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.

  • Squeeze handles together (MAX 30 seconds).

  • Sweep back and forth at the base of the fire.

When finished Lay the Fire Extinguisher on its side DO NOTplace back on the hook.

Use fire hose reel

Use Fire Hose Reel

Precaution: NEVER use on an electrical fire You will be Electrocuted.

This is a Three Step Action

Turn on the Stop Cock. This will release the nozzle.

Pull the hose to unroll the hose. (Two people if possible)

Twist the nozzle for water flow.



  • The content has been sourced from the Wormald Website for explanation purposes and is intended for Northside Mackay & Seaforth Uniting Church Use only.


  • Consult YouTube for video demonstration(not Australian but valid)

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