Five questions to prepare for the Joint Commission

As part of Joint Commission preparedness for the hospitals, we will be sharing five questions and answers weekly.

What does the “P” in PASS stand for?

Pull the pin that is tie-wrapped.

What does the “A” in PASS stand for?

Aim at the base of the fire with the hose.

What does the “S” in PASS stand for?

Squeeze the handles together to discharge the fire extinguisher.

What does the “S” in PASS stand for?

Sweep back and forth along the base of the fire.

Where are your fire extinguishers located?

Look through your department to identify the locations of your fire extinguishers. Each extinguisher has a plaque above it that you can see when looking down the hall.

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