Portable Fire Extinguishers
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.
For more information about “Stop. Trains Can’t.” visit the campaign webpage.
News and Events
MFD Deploys SafetyNet System
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.
Fire Safety Education Videos
Fire Safety at Home
Make sure your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are working and installed properly in this edition of the Minneapolis "Did you know..." series.
Learn how to prevent kitchen fires and what to do if there's a fire while you're cooking in this video from the Minneapolis "Did you know..." series.
Yog xav paub txog kev xyuas xim hauv chav ua mov, sais nroog Minneapolis tshooj xov xwm hu, "Koj pos paub"
Fiidyoga taxanaha ''Ma Ogtahay"...ee YouTube ee Magaalada ee maqalka iyo muuqaalka leh waxaad ka barataa ka hortaga dabka jikada iyo talaabada aad qaadi kartid haddii dab ka kaco jikada.
Aprenda como prevenir un incendio en la cocina y qué hacer si hay un incendio mientras está cocinando en la serie de videos de Minneapolis "Sabía usted que".
Here's what you need to know when having a small outdoor fire in Minneapolis.
Qor-yo gub ka magaalada (Bonfires in the City, Somali)
Waa tanaa waxaad u baahantahey mar ka aad dooney-sid in aad dibada ku shidid dab gudaha miniyaabolis.
Fogatas en la Ciudad (Bonfires in the City, Spanish)
Esto es lo que tienes que saber cuándo hagas una fogata en Minneapolis.
Last updated Jun 17, 2016