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Fire Safety Inspector from Fire Pros Saves Man from Burning Car

A Grand Rapids man was rescued from a burning car thanks to a fire protection inspection technician from Fire Pros who put out the flames with the fire extinguisher in his car.

The accident happened Thursday on southbound US-131 when a car lost control and crashed into another vehicle. Art LaFave was passing by the scene of the accident when he noticed the fire and quickly pulled over to help. Grabbing the fire extinguisher from his car, he used his knowledge of fire protection to quickly and efficiently put out the fire.

“I knew we wanted to get it out as soon as possible,” LaFave said in an interview with WOODTV. “There was a lot of people standing around. I didn’t want it catching a fuel line and having a chance of the car exploding, hurting more people, so I put it out as fast as I could.”

Even though Art LaFave is a humble man, we would like to recognize him for his bravery and quick-thinking that helped save another man’s life. We are proud to have you be a part of our company, helping customers stay safe with your knowledge of fire safety. Thank you for your dedication both on and off the job.

The man pulled from the burning car is still in critical condition while the other driver was treated for minor injuries. Our prayers go out to both car accident survivors and their families.

How to Use a Fire Extinguisher

When interviewed by WOODTV, LaFave stressed the importance of being able to properly use a fire extinguisher. To honor LaFave’s wish that everyone know how to use a fire extinguisher, we’ve created this simple guide so that everyone can feel prepared in the event of a fire.

The easiest way to remember how to use a fire extinguisher is through the acronym P.A.S.S.

P – Pull the pin

A – Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire.

S – Squeeze the lever slowly.

S – Sweep from side to side.

Remember that fire extinguishers are only useful when a fire has just broken out. If the flames have grown taller than you, then you need to evacuate the building or get a safe enough distance away from the fire before calling 911. Also make sure that your fire extinguisher is fully charged and pressurized. Otherwise, it won’t be able to put out the fire. Quick thinking can help save lives and prevent significant fire damage.

For more information on how to make your home or business safer from potential fires or pick up a quality fire extinguisher for yourself, please feel free to reach out to our fire protection contractors. We also offer fire safety training courses to help people learn how to put out small fires and prevent them from spreading.

If you are interested in our fire protection products and services, please feel free to call us at 800-968-2871. The licensed fire protection inspection technicians at Fire Pros are dedicated toward helping clients prevent fires and limit fire damage.

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Local Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars based on 1833 customer reviews

Map of Eau Claire, MI

Very nice and professional service men




The technicians are always so friendly and let me know each and everything they are going to test before they do the test.


Map of Grand Rapids, MI

Excellent




Very friendly and knowledgeable


Map of Baldwin, MI

St. Anns. Senior Center Kitchen Supervisor




He was quick and very professional.


Map of Caledonia, MI

service





Map of Spring Lake, MI

Friendly techs, but not on time and took longer than expected.




Tech showed up 2 hours after appointment time and caused me to stay after work about 2.5 hours because the job also took longer than estimated.


Map of Battle Creek, MI

Great




Very fast response


Map of Midland, MI

Great service




Sean did a good job. He should bring donuts the next time. lol


Map of Big Rapids, MI

Thank yoi




Always professional


Map of Berrien Springs, MI

Friendly




Art was super friendly and made great conversation, and worked quickly and efficiently!


Map of Battle Creek, MI

Great Service.





Customer service #1




All very polite and listens to what your needs are.


Customer service #1




All ways polite and puts us first!


Great service.





Great service.





great service




thorough and efficient


Very thorough




Efficient and informative technician


Great service




Did a thorough job and explained the findings and requested a quote for the battery replacements.


maintenance director





Very Professional





not enough information




i have no ideas of what the recommendations are or mean and an approximate cost. i do not understanding the need to drill holes through the walls for testing not so good with this so far


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