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Fire Extinguisher Training – Safety Use with Online Course

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Fire Extinguisher Training Course Overview

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Among all the safety problems an employee can encounter, fire can be the most frightening. Every year, fires cause hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and result in thousands of employee injuries, a number of which are fatal. Yet many of these catastrophes could have been prevented if the fire had been extinguished before it started to spread.

This online fire extinguisher use course uses a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text, and colourful graphics to examine why things burn and review the types of fire extinguishers found in facilities today.

And discusses how to use fire extinguishers to fight small fires. It’s divided into topic-based lessons so the information is easily understood and retained.

Fire Safety & Extinguishers Online Course Topics

  • What causes things to burn
  • The concept of “flashpoint”
  • Classes of fires
  • Fire extinguisher labels
  • Chemical fire extinguishers
  • Water fire extinguishers
  • How to use a fire extinguisher
  • And more!
Fire Extinguisher Training - Learn Use with Online Course

Course Duration

Approximately 45 minutes


The testing conducted in this online Fire Extinguisher Use course reinforces the information presented. To receive a certificate of completion, a mark of 80% must be achieved. Participants can repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved.

Fire Extinguisher Training Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print.

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10 Fire Extinguisher usage tips

Here are 10 tips for using a fire extinguisher effectively:

1. Know Your Extinguisher

Understand the types of fires your extinguisher is designed to fight (e.g., Class A, B, C, D, or K).

2. Read Instructions

Familiarize yourself with the operating instructions before an emergency occurs.

3. Inspect Regularly

Check your fire extinguisher regularly for proper pressure and to ensure it’s not damaged or expired.

4. Accessible Location

Store your fire extinguisher in an easily accessible location, free from obstructions.

5. Use the PASS Technique

Remember the PASS method: Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep.

6. Aim at the Base

Aim the extinguisher nozzle at the base of the flames, not the flames themselves.

7. Maintain a Safe Distance

Start using the extinguisher from a safe distance and move closer gradually as the fire diminishes.

8. Keep Your Back to an Exit

Always position yourself with an exit or means of escape at your back in case you need to evacuate quickly.

9. Watch for Re-ignition

After extinguishing the fire, watch the area for signs of re-ignition and be prepared to discharge the extinguisher again if necessary.

10. Report and Recharge

After use, report the incident to the appropriate authority and have the extinguisher recharged right away to ensure it’s ready for next time.

Important Questions about Training

How do you train someone to use a fire extinguisher?

Training usually involves both instruction and hands-on practice. The instruction part covers the types of fire extinguishers, the types of fires they can be used on, and safety tips. The hands-on practice allows individuals to handle an extinguisher physically and, in some cases, use it on a controlled fire under supervised conditions.

What is the training PASS method for fire extinguishers?

The PASS method is a four-step technique for using a fire extinguisher effectively:

Pull the pin to unlock the operating lever.
Aim low, pointing the extinguisher nozzle (or its horn or hose) at the base of the fire.
Squeeze the lever above the handle to discharge the extinguishing agent.
Sweep the nozzle from side to side while aiming at the base of the fire until it is extinguished.

What is the use of fire extinguisher training?

The main purpose of this training is to ensure that individuals know how to safely and effectively use a fire extinguisher in the event of a fire. Proper training can help prevent small fires from becoming larger, reduce damage, and increase personal safety.

How long does fire extinguisher training take?

It typically takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour, including time for both the instructional and practical components of the training. However, the duration can vary depending on the training provider and the specific needs of the participants.