Fire Extinguisher Training

The goal of Fire Extinguisher Training is to educate participants on the different types of fire classifications and how to best deal with them. Different types of fuel-burning require different approaches to extinguishing them. This course covers the consequences of using the wrong fire extinguisher on the wrong type of fire, and how to use a fire extinguisher in an emergency properly.

Fire Extinguisher Training Syllabus (2 Hours):

  • What is a fire triangle?
  • Different classifications of fires
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Types of extinguishing agents
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • A.S.S.
  • Proper procedure when operating an extinguisher
  • 20 question evaluation quiz
  • Hands-on use of a decommissioned fire extinguisher

Fire Classifications:

  • Class A Fire – Common (wood, cloth, paper)
  • Class B Fire – Flammable Liquids (gasoline, solvents, propane)
  • Class C Fire – Live Electrical (computers, wires, fax machines)
  • Class D Fire – Combustible (lithium, magnesium, titanium)
  • Class K Fire – Cooking (fats, cooking oils)
  • Fires are classified according to the type of fuel that is burning. An extreme danger exists if you use the wrong type of extinguisher for the given type of fire

The Ontario Fire Code requires that all portable fire extinguishers be maintained according to guidelines from the National Fire Protection Agency 10:

  • Visual examination for any sign of tampering or damage is to occur monthly
  • Once a year you must have extinguishers serviced by a qualified firm