While you wait for expert help, follow the PASS rule: Pull the pin, Aim the hose, Squeeze the lever, and Sweep the hose. How to handle fire mishaps: An expert's advice Photograph: Courtesy minthu/Pixabay.com What we do when we first spot a fire in a home, office or restaurant is key to stopping a fire from going out of control. And knowing how to operate a fire extinguisher is crucial to it. But how many of us really know how to use a fire extinguisher? How to use the fire extinguisherThe basic rule to remember when using a fire extinguisher is PASS: Pull the pin, Aim the hose, Squeeze the lever, and Sweep the hose. Step 1: Pull the pin Most fire extinguishers have a ring attached to secures them. Keep the nozzle pointed away from you and pull this pin. Step 2: Aim the hose at the base of the fire Identify the source of the fire. Stand at a distance of about 8 feet and aim the nozzle at the source of the fire. Remember not to aim at the flames. Step 3: Squeeze the … [Read more...] about Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? It’s never too late to learn!
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Up to 70 homes and a school are feared lost in a disastrous bushfire that enveloped the NSW south-coast town of Tathra. NSW Police have urged people around Tathra and Bega to stay away from fire-affected grounds, saying residents will be advised “as soon as possible” when they can return to their homes. Earlier this morning, Rural Fire Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said there were 20 fires burning across the state, with five still uncontained. “It was raining fire embers through the township — there were spot fires starting all throughout the streets of the town,” he told 2GB Radio. No lives are believed to be lost. Local gathered overnight in an evacuation centre, not knowing what will be left for them in the morning. Communication was hampered when a mobile phone tower collapsed, making it difficult to determine how many people remained in the town. Observing an aerial monitor of the wreckage this morning, Tathra residents Bev and Val told Sunrise they … [Read more...] about Bushfire crisis: ‘Superblaze’ fears in Vic; ‘too late to leave’ in NSW
Sydney and the Illawarra’s air quality is today worse than Jakarta and Beijing’s, hitting “hazardous” levels as bushfire smoke increases. The Department of Environment this morning lowered air quality ratings in the city, where the levels of pollutants has already hit 224 micrograms of particulates per cubic metre in Sydney’s East and 340 in the Lower Hunter. The Harbour Bridge is barly visable as smoke shrouds Sydney's CBD this morning. Picture: GettySource:The Daily Telegraph Smoke covers Bondi Beach at sunrise today. Picture: GettySource:Getty Images Satellite image shows bushfire smoke spreading across NSW to New Zealand. Picture:NASASource:Supplied Early this morning the smell of smoke was obvious in Sydney’s inner city and a orange haze had started to blanket the city. Those with heart and respiratory conditions and asthma are now being urged to be wary as the particulates in the air can trigger breathing difficulties. The warning comes … [Read more...] about NSW bushfire air pollution: Smoke sparks asthma warning
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View more opinion articles at CNN. (CNN)Five years ago, ISIS reigned over 34,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria and collected billions of dollars in taxes and oil revenues as well as from looting banks. Today, its so-called caliphate is virtually gone. And yet on Sunday, the continued influence of ISIS' ideology became gruesomely apparent: A terrorist attack, one of the most lethal since 9/11, killed at least 359 people at churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. On Tuesday Sri Lankan authorities accused a local Islamist group, National Tawheed Jamath, of carrying out the attacks. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said, "This could not have been done just locally," and that some of the … [Read more...] about Even in defeat, ISIS’ ideology inspires mass murder
Silicon Valley Server Error Season 4 Episode 10 Editor’s Rating 4 stars **** «Previous Next» Thomas Middleditch as Richard, Josh Brener as Big Head. Photo: Silicon Valley/HBO “You only make that face when your dick is on fire,” Dinesh says at the beginning of Silicon Valley’s fourth-season finale. He is describing the YouTube video of an exploding Hooli phone. As the video guy tries to extinguish his crotch fire, Gilfoyle reveals that the combustible Hooli phones contained the illegally installed Pied Piper: The Next Generation. Our resident conscience Jared wants Richard to confess. Richard responds by blaming Hooli phone “dick fires” on Keenan Feldspar’s power-draining VR system. Richard’s refusal to take responsibility — to be “Honest Abe,” as he promised at the end of “The Keenan Vortex” — is too much for Jared to take. He reaches into his binder and hands … [Read more...] about Season-Finale Recap: Servers Have Souls Too