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Fire Suppression. Objectives: Hands-on experience extinguishing a fire Show Ineffectiveness of a 2 ½ lb. fire extinguisher. Fire Basics. Fire Triangle. FUEL. HEAT. OXYGEN. Remove one of the elements and the fire goes out. Types of Fires. Type A = combustibles (wood, paper)

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  1. Fire Suppression • Objectives: • Hands-on experience extinguishing a fire • Show Ineffectiveness of a 2 ½ lb. fire extinguisher

  2. Fire Basics Fire Triangle FUEL HEAT OXYGEN Remove one of the elements and the fire goes out

  3. Types of Fires Type A = combustibles (wood, paper) Type B = flammables (gasoline, oil, grease) Type C = electrical Type D = flammable metals

  4. PRIORITY of fire suppression is to SAVE LIVES! The extinguishers you have on the boat are “1st Aid” to knock or slow the fire down until occupants can vacate or help arrives. P.A.S.S. Pull Aim Squeeze Sweep

  5. If your boat catches fire: • Come to a full stop • Turn so fire is downwind • Throw burning materials overboard if possible • Attempt suppression • Abandon ship if necessary