A portable fire extinguisher is an essential piece of equipment to have on hand in the event of a fire emergency. It is a first-line defense for fires of limited size and type. Before using a fire extinguisher, it is important that you understand when to fight a fire, the type of fire the extinguisher can fight, and how to use it safely. This is critical to your safety and the safety of others near the fire. Please take a few minutes to review this short video on how to use a fire extinguisher. Click on the graphic below to start the video.