Extinguisher Manual

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User's Manual
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Fire Extinguisher
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A Fire Extinguisher Should Be Mounted:
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In the vicinity of (but not on or in) a potential source of heat
and/or fire, like an oven or stove.
Where it is easy to reach, near an exit or an escape route
from the room.
In a location that is convenient, in plain sight, and 3-1/2 to 5
feet (1 to 1.5 meters) above the floor.
Store the extinguisher high enough to keep it out of the reach
of small children.
On a clean, dry surface where the temperature does not go
above 120· F (4g· C) or below -40· F (-40· C).
HOW TO INSTALL THIS EXTINGUISHER
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Do not mount the extinguisher on drywall or plaster without
adequate support. Use strong screws or bolts to mount the
bracket securely into solid wood or metal that can support it,
like a wooden partition stUd. Secure mounting is needed
so you can remove the extinguisher quickly and easily in
an emergency. Also, if the extinguisher is not held securely,
it could drop to the floor and injure people or damage the
extinguisher.
Model FE1A10G15
IMPORTANT! Please read carefully and save.
This user's manual contains important information about your fire extinguisher's operation. If you are installing this fire extinguisher for use by
others, you must leave this manual-or a copy of it-with the end user.
Read .extinguisher label and the entire user's manual carefully before
,nstalling or uSing the unit. Make sure everyone in your household is
completely familiar with the operation of the extinguisher, and review the
instructions regularly. In an emergency, you will not have time to read
instructions.
DO NOT BREAK THE SAFETY SEAL! This seal prevents
acci<!ental discharge of the fire extinguisher. Break the seal
only In an emergency before using the fire extinguisher.
NOTE: Since wall surface types vary, mounting screws are not .
included. Purchase screws or bolts specifically designed for the surface on which you will mount the fire extingUisher. The fire extinguisher
label lists its maximum weight. Mounting screw head type should be
#8 pan on round head screws with #8 flat washers.
rABLE OF CONTENTS
INSTALL THE MOUNTING BRACKET ON A WALL
mportant Information About Fire Extinguishers .....••...•...1
lead Before Installing or Using This Fire Extinguisher •. .. ••...1
Yhere to Install This Extinguisher ......••••....•.•.•...•..•2
low to Install This Extinguisher •........ . •....••.•....•...2
:hecking and Inspecting the Fire Extinguisher • .' .•...•••.•...2
low to Operate Your Fire Extinguisher in a Fire Emergency . , .•3
Ifter the Fire is Extinguished ••.... • ... •• ...•.• • ••....•...3
low to Clean After Using a Fire Extinguisher ••• • ...••••••• • .4
f Your Fire Extinguisher Needs Service . .•.....••......•••.•4
)isposing of a Used Extinguisher ..•...... • • • ......•...•...4
jmited Warranty ••.......•••.•.......•.....•......•••.•• 4
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:irst Alert" , 3901 Liberty Street Road, Aurora, IL 60504-8122
;onsumer Affairs: (800) 323-9005 • www.firstalert.com
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MPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
:IRE EXTINGUISHERS
10TE: Be sure the extinguisher is rated to fight the type of fire
nost likely to occur in the area you choose to install it. Since houselold fires commonly start in the kitchen, you should always install
m extinguisher in the kitchen. For added security, you should also
1stall additional extinguishers in utility areas, and other living areas in
'our household.
Fire extinguishers are classified by fire type. The A, Band C
rating system defines the kinds of burning materials each fire
extinguisher is designed to fight. The numbers in front of the
A, B, or C indicate the rating for size of the fire the unit can
extinguish. Using the wrong type of fire extinguisher can do
more harm than good. Make sure you understand which fire
extinguisher to use on each class of fire!
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Class A rating: The agent/powder is suitable for
fighting small fires involving wood, paper, cloth,
rubber, and some plastics.
Class B rating: The agent/powder is suitable for
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fighting small fires involving grease, oil, gasoline,
kerosene, and other flammable liquids.
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Class C rating: The agent/powder is suitable for
fighting small fires in "live" electrical equipment.
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• On marine crafts, extinguisher agent cylinders shall be mounted a
minimum of 2 inches (5 cm) above moist or wet surfaces to reduce
the danger of corrosion.
CHECKING AND INSPECTING THE
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
AWARNINGI
DO NOT CHECK THE PRESSURE OR TEST THE ARE
EXTINGUISHER BY SQUEEZING THE TRIGGER, EVEN BRIEFLY.
ONCE USED, IT WILL GRADUAlLY LOSE PRESSURE AND WILL
NOT BE FULLY CHARGED FOR USE IN AN EMERGENCY.
When the pointer drops into the red area, the extinguisher
may still be pressurized. You must discharge the unit
completely before disposing of it!
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mounting bracket and inspect the
gauge. If the yellow pointer is in the
GREEN area. the extinguisher is
properly pressurized and ready to use.
If the pointer drops into the RED
area, the extinguisher has lost some
pressure and should be replaced.
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BEFORE INSTALLING OR USING
rHIS FIRE EXTINGUISHER!
ADANGER!
This extinguisher contains a dry powder extinguishing agent.
The agent/powder is nontoxic, but can irritate skin. When using
this unit, avoid breathing the powder. Always ventilate the area
after use.
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• On marine crafts, portable fire extinguishers shall be located to be
readily accessible. Extinguishers shall be secured with a marine
bracket to permit immediate release.
'E1A10G15 is rated Class 1-A:10-B:C.
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According to the NFPA Standard 302 (Fire protection Standard for
Pleasure and Commercial Motor Craft):
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This extinguisher is designed for use against small fires that
have just started and are small enough to fight safely. It is not
designed to fight large fires that are burning out of control.
If the fire is too hot or smoky for you to get within 6 feet
(2 meters) of it, do not try to fight it yourself. Warn everyone,
evacuate the premises, and have someone call the Fire
Department from outside the building. Trying to fight a large
fire yourself can result in injury or death.
Do not puncture or bum any fire extinguisher. The contents
are under pressure, and the extinguisher could explode.
Never locate this extinguisher close to an engine, stove or
other source of heat. It is pressurized and could rupture or
explode if exposed to temperatures over 150· F (66· C).
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INSTALLING THE MOUNTING BRACKET IN A
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The extinguisher has a bracket for
wall mounting. Install the mounting
bracket on a wooden stud or other
solid surface that will support the
weight of the extinguisher using
the screws or bolts you purchased "
(see "Note" above).
After installing the mounting bracket,
replace the extinguisher on the
bracket with the label facing outward,
so the label can be easily read.
Raise and wrap the bracket straps
around the cylinder and snap the
buckle closed.
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Check for signs of damage or misuse. Make sure you can still
read all the text on the label. Carefully examine the surface of
the extingUisher for corrosion. You can help prevent corrosion
by cleaning the extinguisher if it gets wet or dirty. If you notice
corrosion during the warranty period, return the unit to First Alert·
(See "Limited Warranty" at the end of this manual).
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Make sure the tanlper indicator ("safety seal") is still intact and the
nozzle is clean and unobstructed.
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When you fin ish inspecting the extingUish er, always put it back
securely into the mounting bracket.
IMPORTANTI
For more information about fire extinguishers, consult the NFPA
Standard #10, "Portable Fire Extinguishers," available from the National
Fire Protection Association, Inc., Batterymarch Park, QUincy, MA 02169,
USA.
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HOW TO CLEAN AFTER USING A FIRE
EXnNGUISHER
HOW TO OPERATE YOUR FIRE
EXnNGUISHER IN A FIRE EMERGENCY
ADANGER!
Make sure your extinguisher may be safely and effectively
used on the small fire you want to fight. Always use extreme
caution when fighting any fire. Fight a fire only where there is
a clear escape path to allow you to get out safely if the fire
gets worse.
NOTE: The powder spray from the extinguisher may spread over a
wide area, and may soil upholstery, carpets and walls.
Sweep/vacuum up as much of the powder as possible. Then use
a damp cloth to wipe off the remaining agent.
If you have any questions about cleaning appliances that the
agent has come into contact with, please contact the appliance
manufacturer.
AWARNING!
Avoid breathing smoke and heated fumes; stay low if
necessary. Burning materials will release toxic fumes.
Inhaling these fumes may cause injury or death.
IF YOUR EXnNGUISHER NEEDS SERVICE
This fire extinguisher is a disposable device that is NOT rechargeable.
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Always stand back far enough away from the fire-near
an exit-and make sure nothing is between you and your
escape route. If you get too close to a fire, you risk getting
burned or hit by splattering material like grease. If the fire is
too hot or smoky for you to get within 6 feet (2 meters), DO
NOT try to fight the fire yourself. Evacuate immediately and
call the Fire Department.
For fires on a kitchen stove, turn oven or burners off
immediately if possible. If you can't reach the oven or burner
controls safely, extin9uish the fire first, then tum them off.
Fight the fire from an upwind direction with your back to any
strong air current. Trying to fight a fire with currents blowing
towards you can resun in serious injury.
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Do not try to service or repair this fire extinguisher under any
circumstances. Do not try to remove the nozzle or valve assembly.
This is a pressurized device that can cause serious injury if
tampered with.
If there is a problem and it is still under warranty, please see "How to
Obtain Warranty Service" in the Limited Warranty.
DISPOSING OF A USED EXnNGUISHER
Completely discharge the extinguisher outdoors by turning the unit
upside down and pulling the trigger. Dispose of the empty unit
properly and replace it with a new fire extinguisher.
ADANGER!
Never puncture, burn or expose this fire extinguisher to temperatures over 150' F (66' C) even if it is fully discharged. The contents
are under pressure and it could explode.
TO FIGHT THE FIRE
AWARNING!
This unit will not operate with mounting bracket attached.
The extinguisher must be removed from the mounting bracket
or it cannot discharge its contents to fight a fire.
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Remove Extinguisher
from Bracket
Break the
Safety Seal
Squeeze and Hold
Trigger To Discharge
Powder. Sweep
Side to Side.
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Remove the extinguisher from the mounting bracket.
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Hold the unit firmly with the nozzle facing away from you. Pull out
the pin to break the "Safety Seal': You won't be able to squeeze
the trigger until the safety seal is removed.
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Stand back 6 feet (2 meters) from the fire and make sure the fire is
not between you and your exit.
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Hold the extinguisher upright and aim the nozzle at the base
ofthefire.
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Squeeze and hold the trigger to discharge the powder.
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Sweep the spray at the base of the burning material, using quick
side-to-side motions. (II the spray scatters the fire, move back.)
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Move slowly towards the fire as the extinguisher spray pushes the
fire back. Maintain a 6-foot (2 meter) distance between you and
the front of the fire at all times.
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Completely discharge the contents of the extinguisher and make
sure the fire is completely out. Flashbacks are common with fires.
9. For kitchen fires on a kitchen stove, turn off the stove immediately
if possible, otherwise as soon as it is safe.
10. II you suspect a fire had an electrical origin, shut off the electrical
power, if possible, without eliminating your escape route. Do not
touch electrical wires or appliances.
11, After you have completely dischargedJour extinguisher, leave the
building and close all the doors behin you.
LIMITED WARRANTY
BRK Brands, Inc. ("BRK') the maker of First Alert" brand products,
walTants that for a period of ten years from the date of purchase, this
product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. BRK, .
at its option, will repair or replace this product or any component of
the product found to be defective during the warranty period.
Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or
component. II the product is no longer available, replacement may be
made with a similar product of equal or greater value. This is your
exclusive warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of
initial retail purchase and is not transferable. Keep the original sales
receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain warranty performance.
BRK dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling BRK products do
not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and
conditions of this warranty.
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This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the prodJct.
use on improper voltage or current, use contrary to the operating
instructions, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than
BRK or an authorized service center. Further, the warranty does not
cover acts of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tomadoes.
BRK shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages
caused by the breach of any express or implied warranty. Except
to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any impiied warranty of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration
to the duration of the above warranty. Some states, provinces, or
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights that vary from state to state, or province to province.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
Service: If service is required, do not return the product to your
retailer. In order to obtain warranty service, contact the Consumer
Affairs Division at 1-800-323-9005, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Central
Standard Time, Monday through Friday. To assist in serving you, please
have the model number and date of purchase available when calling.
Address: 25 Spur Drive, EI Paso, TX 79906
AFTER THE FIRE IS EXTINGUISHED
ADANGER!
Do not turn the electrical power back on or plug in any appliances
until the area has been cleaned up completely. It is very important
to remove the powder from electrical equipment after a fire. If the
powder gets wet, it can conduct electricity. (Using 'a dry chemical
extinguisher on wet electrical equipment may be hazardous for this
reason.) This may worsen an electrical leakage problem, impair the
equipment's insulation, or create an electrical shock hazard.
If the fire was on a kitchen stove:
Make sure the oven and all burners are turned off.
Clean up the powder completely before using the stove or oven.
See "How to Clean After Using a Fire Extinguisher~ Ventilate the
area thoroughly.
If you think the fire had an electrical origin:
Shut off the electrical power, if possible--do not touch any
electrical wires or appliances.
Leave the building and close all doors behind you. Call the Fire
Department and have them inspect the premises. As soon as they
say it's safe to return, ventilate the area thoroughly.
Have a licensed electrician inspect your electrical system. Do not
tum the power back on or plug in any electrical equipment until the
inspection has been completed.
First Alert" is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust.
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