9 Fire Safety Guidelines Environmental Health and Safety Remember: • Pull • Aim • Squeeze • Sweep Use the PA S S Method Pull the pin; Use a twisting motion to break the tamper seal, don’t squeeze the handle yet Aim nozzle at the base of the fire; Aim low, don’t aim up at the flames. Squeeze the handle; Make sure the handle is fully depressed Sweep side to side; Start at the front of the fire and sweep side to side towards the back. Remember…time is always of the essence since fire extinguishers have a limited operation time of 8-15 seconds. Fire extinguishers can save lives and property when used on small fires…but only if they are used properly. See the Iowa State University Fire Extinguishers Policy for more information. Hot Work Program The Iowa State University Hot Work Permit Program has been developed to ensure compliance with applicable Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association codes. Hot work operations include, but are not limited to, welding, brazing, torch cutting, and torch soldering. Hot work presents serious fire hazards that ignite thousands of unintentional fires every year. Departments performing hot work activities must designate Permit Authorizing Individuals who will inspect hot work areas for compliance in accordance with the program and issue hot work permits. Employees are responsible for obtaining hot work permits whenever hot work is performed outside of designated hot work areas which have been approved by Environmental Health and Safety. Additional information is available on the EH&S Hot Work Permit Program web page.