Due to the fact that fire extinguishers are found on all worksites and are strongly recommended for home use, this course is applicable to everyone.
The Fire Extinguisher with Live Fire Training course is designed to meet and exceed the NFPA Standard. By completing this course you can improve your knowledge of an important part of workplace and home safety and have a greater understanding of the hazards involved
A fire extinguisher, or extinguisher, is an active fire protection device used to extinguish or control small fires, often in emergency situations. It is not intended for use on an out-of-control fire, such as one which has reached the ceiling, endangers the user (i.e., no escape route, smoke, explosion hazard, etc.), or otherwise requires the expertise of a fire department. Typically, a fire extinguisher consists of a hand-held cylindrical pressure vessel containing an agent which can be discharged to extinguish a fire.
In Canada, fire has contributed to numerous fatalities and injuries each year combined with a large dollar loss calculated to be in the millions. Proper training and use of a fire extinguisher can prepare you to effectively suppress small fires before they escalate to the point of injury and property loss.
This is a 4 hour fire extinguisher class in Calgary, with the first portion of the course spent in the classroom where a series of demonstrations are used to ensure that the participants fully understand the nature of fire and firefighting techniques. The remainder of the course is spent doing hands-on training fighting a variety of live fires.
- Identification of different classes of fire
- Fundamentals of fire chemistry – including the elements of fire, its nature and stages
- Different types of fire
- Determine which class of fire extinguisher to be used in different situations
- Proper fire-fighting techniques
- Proper extinguisher use
- Inspection of extinguisher