Knowing How to Use Your Fire Extinguisher Could Make All the Difference

ABC News' Gio Benitez reports on potential life-saving tips that could be useful if a fire breaks out in your home.
3:27 | 06/03/15

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Today's potentially life-saving tips if a fire breaks out in your home. A fire extinguisher could make all the difference, but do you really know how to use it. We put some moms to the test. ABC's gio Benitez has more. Reporter: This is the ultimate fire safety challenge, the women had no idea they were about to come face to face with a giant fire and what they learned about this could help you, this morning "Gma is on the lookout." These women are battling a house fire. Luckily for them, this is not real. It's a controlled test. And you'll soon find out how they did. Gma on the lookout asked four moms to participate in a fire safety challenge, what they didn't know -- we were actually testing their skills using a fire extinguisher with a very real fire. Under the control and watchful eyes of firefighters at this fire academy. A mom of two has a fire extinguisher in our home. We have one in our kitchen that's completely accessible. Reporter: There's a fire right here. Use it. Reporter: Sarah struggles for nicing minutes before she gets it to work. I hard a hard time. Reporter: If you can't put out the fire within 30 seconds you can't get out. Next up, Julie, she fails to pull up the extinguisher nozzle. The canister is almost empty. It seems empty. Reporter: Experts say always check the gauge on the top. Next all Julie Selman, but she's too far from the fire, you should stand approximately 8 feet away. And Emily says she has two fire extinguishers in her house. But when face to face with this wall of flames she admits. I don know how to use it. Reporter: What's going through your mind? I had no idea. Reporter: Her walking away was the best decision she could make. If you don't put it quickly in the first 30, 40 seconds you should be out of the building. Reporter: Remember that P.A.S.S. Pull the pin, aim, you're going to seize, you're going to sweep from side to side. Most importantly, firefighters say the first thing you need to do is call 911. Somebody has to make sure to call 911. Real safety tips when a fire breaks out in your home. Again, experts say if you don't how to use it get out. But if you do and can manage, remember that acronym P.A.S.S. This is what you should do, you're going to pull the pin and you're going to aim that extinguisher. You're going to squeeze and you're going to sweep from side to side. Remember, check the expiration date on these. All right, gio, thank you. P.a.s.s. Or call gio. You know what, I think I'll call 911 first. As much as we love you, gioo 911

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