may be used in temperatures below -25 °F. The fire
extinguisher is a 21/2 lb, stored pressure, lever-operated
Operation. Remove the fire extinguisher from
its location, lift the handle, and press the lever. Direct
the discharge of powder at the base of the flames by
using a side-to-side sweeping motion.
Refilling and Maintenance. Weigh the fire
extinguisher if the weight is less than 4 1/2 lbs, or if the
pressure is below 125 lbs. Refer to TB 5-4200-200-10.
The dry chemical fire extinguisher will be serviced at
installation level through Repair and Utilities facilities,
with the filling agent supplied by local procurement
through Troop Supply Channels.
Cold Weather Starting Aids
Starting fluid is highly explosive and
toxic. Handle starting fluid spray
cans with extreme caution to prevent
fire, explosion, and personal injury.
Do not use excessive amounts of
engine. Using too much starting
fluid will cause engine damage.
Diesel engine starting fluid is used to spray a
highly volatile fluid into the air cleaner intake of the
engine. The starting fluid helps to ignite the fuel at low
ambient temperatures. When the temperature range is
+32°F to -25°F use starting fluid (fig. 38).
Figure 38. Starting fluid instructions.