Every day of the fire caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage and result in serious injury and sometimes death. You should know the use of one extinguisher for all fires.
1. Make sure you know where the fire extinguishers located in your area of work. I do not mean in the diagram in the manual of your company's plan of salvation. I mean physically walk around each firefighter is located in your work area and look at each one.
2. Do not take it for granted that a fire extinguisher in a building or a functional work area. When you walk into every firefighter in the building or work area, you also have to check a few things. First look at the gauge pressure of a fire extinguisher and make sure that the needle upright and in the area of green fees.
This means that a fire extinguisher is adequate pressure to function. You'd be surprised how many fire extinguishers leaking down and not function when needed. Second, look at the tag on the extinguisher and determine when the last service performed.
A punched hole tag to indicate the last date of service. If this date the service is greater than one year, you need to contact a professional fire protection company to come and service your fire extinguisher.
3. Know where all exits and make sure there is the illuminated exit sign above the exit. lights out almost always taken for granted. Unfortunately, most people think that light is only to indicate where the stairs or exit is located.