After the fire is extinguished, How to clean after using a fire extinguisher, If your extinguisher needs service – First Alert FE5G User Manual

Page 2: Disposing of a used extinguisher, Limited warranty

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Remove the extinguisher from the mounting bracket.


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.


Stand back 6 feet (2 meters) from the fire and make sure the fire is
not between you and your exit.


Hold the extinguisher upright and aim the nozzle at the base
of the fire.


Squeeze and hold the trigger to discharge the powder.


Sweep the spray at the base of the burning material, using quick
side-to-side motions. (If the spray scatters the fire, move back.)


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.


Completely discharge the contents of the extinguisher and make
sure the fire is completely out. Flashbacks are common with fires.


For kitchen fires on a kitchen stove, turn off the stove immediately
if possible, otherwise as soon as it is safe.

10. If 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 discharged your extinguisher, leave the

building and close all the doors behind you.


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
turn the power back on or plug in any electrical equipment until
the inspection has been completed.

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.

Avoid breathing smoke and heated fumes; stay low if neces-
sary. Burning materials will release toxic fumes. Inhaling
these fumes may cause injury or death.

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 immedi-
ately if possible. If you can’t reach the oven or burner con-
trols safely, extinguish the fire first, then turn 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 result in serious injury.


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


This fire extinguisher is a disposable device that is NOT rechargeable.

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.


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.

Never puncture, burn or expose this fire extinguisher to tempera-
tures over 150° F (66° C) even if it is fully discharged. The contents
are under pressure and it could explode.


BRK Brands, Inc. ("BRK") the maker of First Alert


brand products,

warrants that for a period of five 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. If 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.

This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage result-
ing from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product,
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 tornadoes.

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 implied 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:


If service is required, do not return the product to your retail-

er. 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: 303 Nelson Avenue, Neosho, MO 64850-8806

M08-0038-002 M 07/04

First Alert


is a registered trademark of the First Alert Trust.

Remove Extinguisher

from Bracket

Break the

Safety Seal

Squeeze and Hold

Trigger To Discharge

Powder. Sweep

Side to Side.

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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