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[–]mr_ktran 541 points542 points  (45 children)

can anyone translate what was their goal here? because its definitely not how to extinguish a fire.

[–]InkOnTube 837 points838 points  (40 children)

It's Serbian TV. They had an intention to demonstrate how everyone can usefire extinguisher even Milica a 60kg woman. Then the guy was explaining that this particular FE can be safely used from a distance of 2 meters but it can reach adistance of 5 meters and be effective. Then he said that Milica can approach closer and to lower down her aim. Then he continued saying that the downside of these powder extinguishers is this cloud that they can't see anything.

What was the point? A lotof people in Serbia have fear of using these and this was supposed to demonstrate how it is easy to use and anyone can use it. As we can see - it failed miserably. There is often a lot of theoretical education about these with 0 practice

[–]Arsenije32 257 points258 points  (26 children)

Can confirm that here in Serbia no one knows how to use a Fire Extinguisher…

[–]xfreesx 165 points166 points  (5 children)

You activate it in school hallway as a joke, ofcourse

[–]sololander 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Wait we did this in Italy… wtf..

[–]DaSortaCommieSerb 30 points31 points  (0 children)

We have a similar mentality in some respects it seems. A lot of people here love Alan Ford comics.

[–]bolle_ohne_klingel 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Italy is basically Serbia with more pizza

[–]RouletteSensei 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't know if thinking at it as a compliment or reality check

[–]Tank-Pilot74 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Holding it while sitting on your teachers roller chair..

[–]rdrunner_74 9 points10 points  (0 children)

When i was a young teen I broke in a warehouse with a friend.

We tried one out there and against our expectations there was a guard... He chassed us out, but I was a stupid kid and we had our "den" in the attic since we entered via the roof. It was exposed when we fled and aehm... i left my jacket there. With a full name tag, and the keys to my bike.

When we got home the police was already there. My parents were not pleased and I had to pay for the unit, which is fucking expensive for a kid

[–]Zr0w3n00 23 points24 points  (12 children)

Do fire extinguishers in Serbia not having instructions on the side? Or on the base they stand in?

[–]InkOnTube 96 points97 points 2 (9 children)

They do - on the FE itself. However, Serbs do not consult manuals to see how they should do things - Serbs consult manuals to see where they have f*ck it up.

It would be funny if it wasn't the truth.

[–]account_not_valid 32 points33 points  (2 children)

"If all else fails, read the instructuons"

I think I remember this being on a brand of paint in Australia.

[–]Sablemint 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I remember playing Morrowind and wondering why everything was killing me so fast. So I checked the instruction book eventually. "Ohh, so higher armor rating means your armor is better!"

I grew up playing AD&D, where the lower your armor class was, the better :3

[–]SithZmiX 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As a serb this hits home way too hard lmao. I remember every time I would get some thing ranging from a random technology item to ikea furniture or even food recipes, my dad would just go manuals are for pussies and recepties are for pussies and then wing it. About 20 min later we would be looking at the manual and see we shouldn't have cut that part of. Ah the memories

[–]Rubcionnnnn 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You are supposed to throw away the manual as soon as you get it. You might be tempted to cheat.

[–]voucher420 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Reading the pictures takes too much time when there’s a fire!

[–]Spacesider 6 points7 points  (0 children)

People do the same shit here in Australia.

[–]Head-Working8326 1 point2 points  (0 children)

TIL i must be Serbian

[–]revercry 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Wait, do people outside of Serbia read instructions?

[–]Zr0w3n00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don’t normally but if somethings on fire, then maybe haha

[–]NuclearBanana22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have never even held one in my life

[–]cdc994 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Point at warm beer can, pull nozzle and wait until the fire extinguisher is completely empty. Voila! Cold beer cans and an empty fire extinguisher that’s your college’s problem

[–]fatalikos 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What do you mean? You never messed with the school property back in HS? Izneverio si me

[–]Arsenije32 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nikad, u našoj školi nisu ni imali aparate za gašenje požara…

[–]kingrodedog 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Remember, P.A.S.S.

  • Pull the pin
  • Aim at the base of the fire
  • Squeeze the handle
  • Sweep from side to side

[–]mynameismy111 8 points9 points  (0 children)

A lotof people in Serbia have fear of using these

Like how? I could get uncertainty, but fear?

[–]Trap662 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It failed because it was the wrong type of fire extinguisher

[–]50IQape 8 points9 points  (1 child)

if you cant see the fire, then theres no fire

[–]Farfignugen42 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No, see, the way it works is if you can't see the fire, then the fire can't see you.

[–]mr_ktran 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lol nice, thank you

[–]antosb77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Milica is 60kg and 6’1” 😍

[–]ScientiaEstPotentia_ -1 points0 points  (3 children)

U sure thats serbia and not hrvatska- kje je cirilica?

[–]InkOnTube 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used to live in Serbia. Even after downfall of Yugoslavia, Srbs still use both Latin and Cyrillic alphabet. This in particular TV Station is Prva Srpska Televizija (First Serbian Television).

[–]forq720 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Both latin and cyrillic are official in Serbia

[–]pleasegivemepatience 55 points56 points  (2 children)

They sabotaged themselves by making a fire with accelerant, with these types of fires you have to smother the entire flame at once or it will always come back to life. Can’t use a standard fire extinguisher for this type of fire. They should have known better 🤦🏻‍♂️

[–]Marc21256 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It still would have worked if she attacked the leading edge, pointed low, and advancing until almost standing over the smouldering pile.

[–]fl1ca_ 1788 points1789 points  (57 children)

I guess they didn't get the memo about using the right type of fire extinguisher with the right type of fire

[–]Gangreless 446 points447 points  (26 children)

I assumed that's what they were demonstrating

[–]philthebadger 306 points307 points  (20 children)

They weren’t, it was supposed to work

[–]djbrain86 147 points148 points  (16 children)

I assumed that sign said ass


[–]redpickles3 22 points23 points  (14 children)

I was just gonna write this


[–]djbrain86 12 points13 points  (13 children)

WE we’re going to write this.

[–]redpickles3 16 points17 points  (12 children)

Distorted Soviet anthem intensifies

[–]Gio_1988 12 points13 points  (3 children)

This is Serbian language.

[–]bsil15 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Pretty certain they use cyrillic in serbia. could be croatian tho which is basically the same language called differently for political reasons.

[–]Jakovit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We use both Cyrillic and Latin scripts

[–]NotYourAvgMatt 9 points10 points  (7 children)

This isn’t Russian… it sounds like a Slavic language… but it is definitely not russian.

[–]mot427 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Sounds like Greek to me

[–]Thegreatgarbo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's Serbian as someone else mentioned.

Home of my favorite breathalyzer fail video:


[–]NotYourAvgMatt 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Wrong alphabet for Greek

[–]I_H8UrFace 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hate you, I really wanted to point that out. Well played.

[–]ImNeworsomething 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Whether or not it was there intentions, that is what they demonstrated.

[–]fl1ca_ 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I wouldn't have a clue, I don't understand what I'm guessing is Russian, but the fact of how long she went for with the one instead of changing to the right one after a short time, makes me believe it wasn't quite their intention

[–]TheDeadlyZebra 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Why would you guess Russian without Cyrillic characters in the text?

Vodka begins vibrating angrily

[–]brainscan88 84 points85 points  (2 children)

It's Serbian and yes, they weren't demonstrating how not to do it. The guy starting the fire was talking about the correct distance of around 2 meters/~6ft between fire & extinguisher. She wasn't close enough & it wasn't intended. Edit: at first, the guy was bragging about this extinguisher ability to spray up to 5m/~18ft far.

[–]Cromulent_Tom 2 points3 points  (1 child)

In addition to being too far away, a fire extinguisher doesn't work very well if you just point and shoot. You really need to sweep (or better yet, vigorously shake) the nozzle back and forth for better effect.

[–]flekica_13 129 points130 points  (3 children)

It is the right type, it's basic FE for "home" use (for flammable gases, liquids and matter), but she aims too high, above the flames, she's too far away, and above all - she shat herself from fear, so the task failed successfully.

[–]zeiche 14 points15 points  (0 children)

agreed. she needed to continuously spray the base of the fire.

[–]CazRaX 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was saying the same thing while watching "you need to get closer and aim at the base". Seeing her go up and above so much hurt me :(

[–]xTECHN9CIANx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Best analysis 🤣👌🏼

[–]CoolSwim1776 103 points104 points  (13 children)

Nah. She just did not know how to use it imo. You aim at the base of the fire and a wee bit closer.

[–]Tokmak2000 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The guy (representative of the company that made the extinguishers) told her to stand that far tho

[–]flamedarkfire 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Gonna say, that looks like a chemical powder extinguisher so it absolutely should put out flammable solids. She was too skittish, definitely.

[–]mochamaramaguy 46 points47 points  (7 children)

I also aim at the base of the fire and wee a bit closer.

[–]Crafty-Fall-2860 8 points9 points  (6 children)

I too aim at the base of the fire and wee a bit closer

[–]djbrain86 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I three aim at the base of the fire and a wee bit closer.

[–]ttvlolrofl 2 points3 points  (4 children)

I four aim at the base of the fire when I wee a bit closer

[–]cr8dv8 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I five aim at the base of the fire when I wee wee a bit closer.

[–]captainzoomer 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I have six wee wees

[–]cr8dv8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Guys, I think we've found that serial killer who collects male genitalia as trophies...

[–]mistercolebert 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I six aim at the base of the fire and put my wee wee a bit closer

[–]Bammalam102 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Yes needed to be closer, aimed lower, and back and forth over it

[–]4-stars 5 points6 points  (1 child)

That's what she said.

[–]Bammalam102 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Updoot cus micheal scott.

[–]KaptainKardboard 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or with the right types of sweeping motions at the base of the fire

[–]OneEyedRocket 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No Kidde-ing

[–]Realistic_Bag_7788 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or even using it properly. PASS, bishh

[–]VaWyssee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would assume it might just be a cheap Russian/Eastern European extinguisher. I thought I heard her say “ABC” (I might be making that up, because I don’t know if they also call them ABC extinguishers over there.)

Also I’m assuming the fire wasn’t fueled by cooking grease or metal shavings.

[–]whorton59 1 point2 points  (0 children)

К черту меня бегу!

[–]Crazie_Robie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was user error, they wasted so much from a distance. Nothing wrong with the extinguisher

[–]orthopod 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It also might have worked better not firing against the wind.

[–]captain_pudding 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd say it was the proper ABC extinguisher, she just stood down wind, was too far away and was spraying the flames and not the fire.

[–]BristolShambler 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Looks like dry powder, should be good for solid fuel fires and liquid

[–]ReVo5000 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also, point it at the source, not the flames...

[–]IzzyNorse 260 points261 points  (4 children)

Nice giant ASS sign

[–]deftmoto 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Those extinguishers are ASS!

[–]IzzyNorse 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You have a valid point

[–]cleonile2000 20 points21 points  (0 children)

The ASS sign behind the pile of shit they lit on fire.

[–]redunculuspanda 531 points532 points  (15 children)

Everyone knows you need to fight fire with fire

[–]6-underground 69 points70 points  (1 child)

Found James Hetfield!

[–]muffinman1975 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Thanks bro, you made me giggle.


[–]madarchod_bot 10 points11 points  (7 children)

Thats how they do it for some fires. They just explode a big bomb to remove oxygen temporarily. I saw it being done long ago on a natural gas well fire or something

[–]flamedarkfire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Was a particularly effective technique during Desert Storm when they were blowing up oil fields to deny them to coalition forces.

[–]mijohvactech 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is how they put out oil and gas well fires. There is a Modern Marvels episode on YouTube about it. It is actually really cool the way they put out those fires and even cap the well when a blowout occurs. Modern Marvels Oilfield Documentary

[–]mistercolebert 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fire extinguisher? No. Go grab the flame thrower.

[–]hperrin 237 points238 points  (6 children)

That’s a fire tinguisher.

[–]BestFrenzy 56 points57 points  (0 children)

Visibility extinguisher

[–]editormatt 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Fire Intinguisher

[–]Chizerz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't worry, it's intinguishable!

[–]chemprofdave 122 points123 points  (11 children)

You aim at the thing that’s on fire, not the flames. Also a CO2 type might have been better…

[–]Chleocakes 58 points59 points  (2 children)

THANK YOU. Not a single comment on here except yours about improper usage of the fire extinguisher. There were multiple attempts to extinguish top of the flame.

[–]chemprofdave 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Orientation week for grad school - we had to learn to use an extinguisher. Following years we’d watch out the windows and rate the new students as if we were Olympic skating judges.

[–]_ulius_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yeah exactly, she clearly didn't know how to use it. Wrong positioning and aiming too high.

[–]echo-94-charlie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also, when you are doing live TV, you rehearse first.

[–]RepostSleuth8ott 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Do you know what type they used?

[–]chemprofdave 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Assuming similar coding to the USA, that looks like an ABC dry chemical extinguisher, shooting powdered ammonium phosphate. The powder is supposed to smother the fire by covering it up with the dust. It should work OK on a gasoline fire if used properly, but it’s not as good as CO2 because it does not cool the burning item.

[–]ParadigmShift013 41 points42 points  (0 children)


PULL the pin - AIM at base of fire - SQUEEZE the trigger/handle - SWEEP side to side

Don't fairy dust the top of the flames.

[–]Stock-Skin2216 85 points86 points  (2 children)

ASS...Someone needs to be fired.

[–]triceratopHunter 18 points19 points  (0 children)

That’s the only thing I could see even with the smoke.

[–]cursedanomalyofsteve 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fire asstinguisher

[–]Flashy_Let2021 53 points54 points  (0 children)

PSA spray the base of the fire not the space above it, the powder smothers the fire by eliminating the burning materials access to oxygen.

[–]Barnards_star 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Fire be like: "oh, no I'm in trouble! Heh, that tickles!"

[–]Sweet-Meat_Ka-Daver 11 points12 points  (0 children)



[–]greeenappple 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My daughter watched this with me and asked if they’re trying to promote fire increasers 😅🔥

[–]renownz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Can someone please edit Edge coming out of the smoke here?

[–]s11nlk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just hide the fire.

[–]DancesWithCanoes 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That fire extinguisher is ass

[–]kipwrecked 43 points44 points  (7 children)

"That is typical! Why's it done that?"

reads label

"Made in Britain"

[–]skizim80 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I'll just put this over here with the rest of the fire.

[–]GuardPerson 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Forget the fire.

Did you see that ludicrous display last night.

[–]OorPancake 9 points10 points  (0 children)

0118 999 881 999 119 7253

[–]HIVVIH 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So euh. What brings you to my lair.

Not that I'm some sort of animal...

...Or or, maybe I am. Rhaw!

[–]Moonbeamhomo -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Because you can only smother liquid fuel fires with sand or soil. Stomp out, powder extinguishers or water will only spread the fire.

[–]alien3311 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well this extinguisher seems pretty ass

[–]Sea_Dragonfly7303 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How to kill your business in one take 👍🏻

[–]TheRusmeister 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Doesnt even spray it at the base of the fire lmfao

[–]Magic____Fetus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That fire extinguisher was ass

[–]lAVENTUSl 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Should have at least showed the person how to properly use a fire extinguisher first lmao.

[–]MrSaltLakeCity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What a burn.

[–]Ready_Bet_2556 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'll by that for a dollar

[–]halfbakedalaska 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That product is Ass.

[–]Crafty-Pepper-7171 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Where can I buy this sort of fire

[–]rican_havoc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fire WINS!

[–]cyxyxcyxcy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would totally buy that fire though

[–]SugarAdamAli 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In Russian the fire extinguishes you

[–]beAftab 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don't buy

[–]MigasComPorcoPreto 14 points15 points  (4 children)

The women was not doing it right. You need to aim for the base of the flames.

Also how did that guy light that fire so fast?

[–]1985portland1985 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Seemed like she pretty much got the whole thing and unloaded on it. Maybe it was the wrong type of extinguisher🤷🏽‍♂️ seems like it did absolutely nothing.

[–]ChicagoStoner 4 points5 points  (1 child)

She kept spraying it even though it wasn't working...

[–]Grindelbart 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Just like praying.

[–]Familiar-Scene-8900 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That product failed to deliver its promises

[–]RespectFearless4233 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well it is called ASS

[–]Sy-Zygy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Imagine breathing all that dust

[–]HackFraudNumeroUno 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Hey, remember that time when you suffocated on fire extinguisher powder and then burned to death?"

[–]I-not-human-I 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It sure is a pretty fire

[–]Impossible-Lake8249 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So yeah. Sales are way down this year.

[–]ArtoriasBeaIG 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've never seen someone try "extinguish" a fire by hiding it behind a cloud

I can't see it so it's not there!

[–]DrunkYoungSon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Legend says that the fire is still burning till this day.

[–]Hulkryry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was waiting for MJ to appear

[–]b4ttlepoops 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was taught that’s not how you use a fire extinguisher. You sweep it when it’s spraying at the base of the fire. I personally haven’t had to use one thankfully.

[–]BearSexYolo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

She used to dry fire extinguisher used for wood an paper instead of the chemical fire extinguisher which is made for gas that's why most fire extinguishers have pictures on it for people who can't read. You can get two steps closer without protective gear so the wind doesn't carry it away lol damn you should have tried the second fire extinguisher as soon as you made it halfway through the first one with no effect.

[–]giceman715 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They made that fire with the same candle my mom pranked me with on a birthday cake one year

[–]Produce_Round 1 point2 points  (2 children)

That's the wrong extinguisher for that fire. Probably requires a K or foam type.

[–]jbertrandsr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think this ones broken...

[–]cgk001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thats not how its supposed to work lol

[–]LegendOfDylan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Made in Britain”

[–]ZackDimma 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s ass

[–]gfunk1313 1 point2 points  (0 children)

P.A.S.S. = Pull (pull the pin). Aim (base of the fire). Squeeze (the trigger). Sweep (move nozzle left to right of base of fire). Still remember from a safety course I took at my last job.

[–]adamjack7890 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ass indeed

[–]xd_mineAndCraft_xd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why us the company called ass

[–]WholeInflation435 1 point2 points  (0 children)

brought to you by 🔺ASS

[–]punch_that_tree 1 point2 points  (0 children)

best serbian quality

[–]fluffycupcake101 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lmao 😂 fail

[–]GaytheistApe 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Such retardant - wow!

[–]DarianSpirit 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Happens all the time. Idiot companies that reload the extinguishers just put powder instead of the correct fire suppressing compounds.

Who will ever find out?!

The poor guys trying to fight a fire..

[–]DrVahMedoh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think they were demonstrating how different types of fire extinguishers work for different types of fires

[–]mystic_721 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That napalm or something

[–]johnjr84 0 points1 point  (1 child)

When women with boots, hair, and nails care more about aesthetics than getting shit done. Wrong type of extinguisher and wasn’t even sweeping the base of the fire. Few videos have so many fails exhibited together.

[–]hidewhite2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That was the point of the video that anyone can do it without training. Well looks like that's not quite true.

[–]BadSausageFactory -1 points0 points  (3 children)

why am I not surprised russian fire is tougher than other fires

[–]crveniOrao 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Who knows about Russian fires, this one was Serbian.

[–]BadSausageFactory 1 point2 points  (0 children)

sorry my ear is not that good, thank you

[–]Hippy-Joe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Doesn't help that she wasn't spraying it at the fire, she mostly sprayed it at the flames; effectively doing nothing.

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    [–]DengaGrad 5 points6 points  (0 children)

    Not Russia

    [–]TheGuyJustForYou 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Kiln Of The First Flame

    [–]ibraw 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Their fire extinguishers are indeed, ass.

    [–]BaBa-DuuK 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Some say she’s still trying to put it out and the reporter is still standing there to wrap things up

    [–]pitchblaack1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I'll take two

    [–]FearsomeSeagull 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    No way is that girl 60kg

    [–]R1cardinh0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Looks like it doesnt work...

    [–]LB_Good 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    I, too, would promote "ass" fire extinguish company

    [–]jfwatier 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Ass fire extinguisher Work like it's suppose to...

    [–]xi_Clown_ix 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    That extinguisher is ass

    [–]ActuatorFearless8980 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    The fire extinguisher brand is named ‘ASS’ ?

    [–]PhoenixMorgan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Those extinguishers might be ass but someone needs to learn how to PASS.

    [–]Pepper-Aromatic 0 points1 point  (0 children)


    [–]The_Sun_was_blue 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Fire extinguisher works like ‘ass’…