A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for occupants is to get out safely.
Before attempting to use a portable fire extinguisher, the building fire alarm and 9-911 should be activated. Only then should a properly trained individual use a portable fire extinguisher as all others evacuate the building.
Training classes can be offered by contacting the SEC office.