Not all fire extinguishers are the same. Using the wrong extinguisher can not only be ineffective, but can, in some cases, aggravate a situation. This training covers the types of fire extinguishers, as well as how to use them and maintain their good condition.

Target Audience

Any worker who is likely to use a fire extinguisher.



  • Identify and describe the elements of the fire tetrahedron
  • Differentiate between the classifications of fire
  • Describe the basics of how a fire extinguisher works
  • Differentiate between the types of fire extinguishers
  • Describe the rating system used for fire extinguishers
  • Indicate when to use a fire extinguisher
  • List the steps for using a portable fire extinguisher
  • Understand when to evacuate in case of fire
  • Describe proper fire extinguisher maintenance

Course Content

  • Classifications of fire
  • Operation of a fire extinguisher
  • Types of extinguishers
  • Ratings for fire extinguishers
  • When to use a fire extinguisher / when to evacuate
  • Maintenance, replacement and refill


Pedagogical Approach


Exam requiring a mark of 85% to pass


45 minutes




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