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11. The Three Elements Necessary to Produce a Fire

a. Air

b. Heat

c. Fuel

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12. Emergency Procedures In Case of a Fire

a. Yell "FIRE" loud enough for the entire household to hear.

b. Use a fire extinguisher if easily available and the flame is very small.

c. Quickly check for which class of fire the extinguisher is designed.

1) Class A: paper, wood, rags, cardboard

2) Class B: flammable liquids

3) Class C: all electrical equipment

    An ABC extinguisher can be used for all types of fires.

d. Pull pin located in the head of the extinguisher.

e. Use the fire extinguisher like a broom. Sweep from side to side at base of fire.

f. If a fire extinguisher is not easily available, or if the fire is too large, or if the fire cannot be contained by an extinguisher,

   Get everyone out of the house quickly!

g. Call the fire department after the entire household has been evacuated.
 

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