P.A.S.S. is a term that can be associated with sports, particularly football, soccer or rugby. But it’s also a term applied to the process used to extinguish a fire when using a small fire extinguisher.
The acronym P.A.S.S. refers to the four-step process to properly use a hand-held fire extinguisher when you are about to battle a blaze:
P: Pull the pin. The pin located on the handle keeps you from accidently discharging the extinguisher until you are ready. The pin must be removed for the fire extinguisher to properly function. Sometimes, there is a thin plastic tamper-proof chord holding the pin in place. It easily breaks when the pin is pulled out.