He also explained the key to putting out a fire with an extinguisher is to use the PASS strategy: pull the pin, aim the hose, squeeze the lever, and sweep the hose. Following this the PR&CSD team take part very actively in this activity and Firefighting course. If you have never used a fire extinguisher, we recommend that you do. If you have one in your home, our Safety department also recommends that you monthly inspect it to ensure it is properly charged. Another critical factor is to make certain that you have the proper extinguisher for your area.