The Doctors: How To Use A Fire Extinguisher With The PASS Method


The Doctors: How To Set A Broken Arm In The Wild

The doorbell rang, and a delivery man dropped off a large package for Dr. Travis Stork. He explained that Dr. Travis had to answer the question in the box, using only the contents inside.

The box contained a question from Keith in Colorado Springs. Keith is a hiker who wanted to know how he can use his hiking equipment if he ever breaks his arm on the trails.


The Doctors: Fire Extinguisher Classes

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The Doctors: How To Set A Broken Leg While Hiking

Dr. Travis unpacked the box, which contained a sleeping pad, hiking poles, a fleece jacket, and a belt. Dr. Travis said you can use the sleeping pad to immobilize a broken arm or leg. Now they’re focused on fixing a leg, so I hope that’s what Keith breaks instead of his arm.

Dr. Travis said you can wrap the leg in a U-shaped splint using the sleeping pad, and secure it using rope or tape. He secured Dr. Jim Sears’s leg using the belt, stressing that you shouldn’t tighten it so much that it cuts off blood flow in the limb.


The Drs TV: Hiking Poles Vs Crutches

You can use the hiking poles as crutches, and you could even use a magazine or newspaper to wrap and stabilize the fracture until you can get help.

Apparently that’s all the advice we’re getting, because it’s time for another Unscripted question. This show is full of half answers today.

The Doctors: Fire Extinguisher Safety

A young woman is trying to fireproof her house, using smoke detectors and a fire extinguisher, and even planning an escape route. She asked for tips on how to use the fire extinguisher, and any other helpful fire tips.

Before Dr. Lisa Masterson could answer, a fireman appeared from backstage. His name was Luke Perisin, and he works for the Orange County Fire Authority. He explained that Fire Extinguishers come in classes A, B, and C.

Types Of Fire Extinguishers

Class A Fire Extinguishers are for “combustible materials like fire and wood,” Luke said. Fire is certainly combustible.

Class B Fire Extinguishers are for flammable liquids, so they can be good in the kitchen.

Class C Fire Extinguishers are equipped for electrical fires, and might be good to keep handy in the garage.

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher: PASS Method

Dr. Lisa put on a fireman’s helment as Luke explained the acronym for how to use a fire estinguisher. PASS stands for Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep.

First, pull the pin out of the fire extinguisher. Aim at the burning material. Squeeze the top handle, and sweep the the nozzle back and forth at the base of the fire.

Fireman Luke invited the rest of The Doctors to try their hands at the extinguisher. Dr. Lisa said petite ladies might want to hold the extinguisher between their legs for stability. Fire extinguishers work by cutting off a fire’s oxygen supply.


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