Fire Extinguisher Training objectives are to familiarize participants with the different types of fire classifications and how to deal with these different types of fires according to the type of fuel that is burning. This training will also explain a number of different topics such as the results of using the wrong type of fire extinguisher on the wrong class of fire, and how to properly use your fire extinguisher during an emergency.
Fire Extinguisher Training Outline (2 Hours):
- Fire triangle
- Fire classification
- Types of extinguishers
- Types of extinguishing agents
- Using an extinguisher
- Rules when using an extinguisher
- 20 question quiz
- Hands on scenario using decommissioned fire extinguisher
- Class A Fire – Common (wood, paper, cloth)
- Class B Fire – Flammable Liquids (gasoline, propane, solvents
- Class C Fire – Live Electrical (computers, fax machines)
- Class D Fire – Combustible (magnesium, lithium, titanium)
- Class K Fire – Cooking (cooking oils, fats)
- Fires are classified according to the type of fuel that is burning. If you use the wrong type of fire extinguisher on the wrong class of fire, you might make matters worse.
The Ontario Fire Code requires that all portable fire extinguishers must be maintained in accordance with NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) 10:
- Extinguisher is to be visually checked monthly for any sign of tampering and damage.
- Once a year you are required to have the extinguisher serviced by a qualified firm that has tools and materials available to service the unit properly.