Ottawa Fire Services' Public Information Officer had to practice what she preaches.
A van from a carpet cleaning service caught fire in Danielle Cardinal's driveway Wednesday morning.
Exciting morning - carpet cleaning van caught fire in my driveway. Got to practice what I preach - grabbed extinguisher, stayed safe distance fr fire & P.A.S.S. TY @OttFire Station 31 crew (TIC used to check for fire spread in engine compartment) #vehiclefire #extinguishersave pic.twitter.com/CteH1D0bg8— Danielle Cardinal (@OttawaFirePIO) June 27, 2018
She called the fire service, grabbed a fire extinguisher and stayed a safe distance away from the flames while using the device.
Cardinal said she used the "pass" method with the extinguisher; pulling the pin that locks the hand lever; aiming the hose nozzle at the base of the fire; squeezing the lever slowly to release the extinguisher chemicals; and sweeping the nozzle from side to side.
The PIO tweeted that fire crews arrived to check the vehicle for any fire spread.
No one was injured in the incident.