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Fire Extinguisher Training

The use of a fire extinguisher in the hands of a trained adult can be a life and property saving tool. However, a majority of adults have not had fire extinguisher training and may not know how and when to use them. Fire extinguisher use requires a sound decision making process and training on their proper use and maintenance.

Consider the following three questions before using a fire extinguisher to control a fire:

  • What type of fire extinguisher is needed?
  • Is the fire at a point where it might still be controlled by a fire extinguisher?
  • Am I physically capable of using the extinguisher?

Sound Decision Making, Training, and Maintenance are all required to safely control a fire with an extinguisher.