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Make sure your fire extinguisher is working

Sebon Burns Albany Fire Department assistant chief. Sebon Burns Albany Fire Department assistant chief.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Firefighters say a working fire extinguisher in the right place in your home could save your life.

They say you shouldn't store an extinguisher in your kitchen, especially under the sink or the stove because most fires start in the kitchen and you may not be able to reach it.

Keep it where you can get to it quickly and check it once a month to make sure it's ready to use.

"Always check your hose for cracks, always check your gauge to make sure it is in the green which means it is readily available to use, always make sure your pin is still in the right location to make sure it hasn't been discharged," said Sebon Burns Albany Fire Department assistant chief.

If you have to use an extinguisher, remember the acronym PASS:

Pull the pin, Aim the hose, Squeeze the handle and Sweep back and forth at the base of the fire.

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