EMERGENCY PROCEDURES (continued)
Remain CALM. Avoid breathing CO2. It may quickly cause
rapid breathing, loss of consciousness, and suffocation.
Quickly exit vehicle if situation permits. If unable to exit,
ventilate to remove the extinguisher gas. The driver is at the
greatest risk. Ventilate thevehicle before reentry. Failure to
follow this emergency procedure can result in serious injury
or death to personnel.
Fire extinguisher CO2 can cause severe burns. Do not touch
the cone when using fire extinguisher or discharge directly
Handle fire extinguisher carefully. Do not bang or drop
Pull latch (6) to release fire extinguisher (5). Remove fire extinguisher (5).
Break safety wire and remove ring pin (3).
Aim discharge nozzle (7) at base of flames.
Squeeze trigger (4) to operate and direct the discharge at the fire until extinguished.
After discharging fire extinguisher, crew members, if able, will exit the vehicle to prevent
overexposure to CO2. Ventilate the vehicle prior to reentry.
If unable to exit, continue ventilation of the vehicle to clear all smoke, fire fumes, and CO2.