Fire extinguishers are often the difference between life and death in fire incidents, so they are a legal requirement in any commercial facility. Having them in your facility is critical. That said, fire extinguishers are only as effective as their condition during a fire breakout; hence, maintenance is paramount. Unfortunately, most people focus their attention on care, forgetting that proper use of the firefighting equipment is just as important. Since incorrect usage of fire extinguishers can worsen a fire incident, it is vital to familiarise yourself with the safety precautions of using the piece of equipment.