Be sure to remember the PASS operating technique for portable fire extinguishers. PASS stands for:
P - Pull the pin. Pulling the pin unlocks the operating lever or button so you can discharge the extinguisher. Stand at least 6 to 8 feet from the fire.
A - Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle or hose at the base of the fire.
S - Squeeze the lever below the handle. Squeezing the lever discharges the contents of the extinguisher. When you release the lever, the discharge stops. Some models have a button to press rather than a lever.
S - Moving carefully toward the fire, keep the extinguisher aimed at the base of the fire and sweep from side to side until the flames appear to be out. Watch the area. If the fire starts up again, repeat the PASS technique.
Did you Know...
About every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the U.S.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Railroad Administration have launched a new railroad crossing safety ad campaign. Its message is simple: Stop. Trains can’t.
Slow down, look both ways and listen
Do not enter the crossing unless you are sure you can make it completely across
Never race a train
Never stop on tracks
To learn more about how you can improve rail safety as a motorist or pedestrian visit FRA’s interactive graphic.
Safety Net enables MFD to quickly find and rescue individuals with autism, Alzheimer's, dementia and other similar cognitive conditions who have wandered and become lost. Once enrolled in the service your loved one wears a Safety Net Tracking Bracelet. Each Bracelet emits a signal on a channel used by MFD for tracking people at risk. Safety Net Tracking™ Service is currently available in 18 states located across the country and it has assisted public safety with many successful rescues since its inception.
The MFD recruitment and application period has closed.
A Rewarding Career!
Firefighting is a highly rewarding career that provides a vital service to the community. Firefighters work as a team to save and protect life, and property at fires or life threatening emergencies. The physical demands of the career requires that Firefighters must be in good health and excellent physical condition. If you can meet the challenge of strenuous work, and like the idea of helping people, consider applying for FIREFIGHTER!
Firefighters Also Provide
Emergency Medical Services
Hazardous Materials Response
Confined Space & Collapse Rescue
The Minneapolis Fire Department has exciting career opportunities for men and women
Paid on-the-job training while you earn college credits
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