Section IV. OPERATION OF AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT
2-30. OPERATION OF FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Should a fire develop on the locomotive, do not breathe fumes from carbon
dioxide fire extinguishers. Fumes are toxic.
The extinguisher contains gas under pressure and must never be dropped,
handled roughly, or exposed to extreme heat. The gas is nonpoisonous, but can
cause suffocation. Spaces in which this gas has been discharged must be
ventilated thoroughly before they are reentered by the operating personnel.
The locomotive has three fire extinguishers. One is in the cab below the
handbrake. One is attached to the third door back on the left front engine
compartment. The third is attached to the second door back on the right rear
a. Remove fire extinguisher (1) from bracket (2).
b. Hold extinguisher upright. Break seal (3) and pull safety pin
(4). Point nozzle (5) toward base of fire.
c. Press top lever (6) and discharge chemical at base of fire with
a side-to-side motion of the nozzle.
d. After using fire extinguisher (1), notify unit maintenance that
you need a replacement for the used extinguisher.