Fire Extinguisher Use

1 module


Course Length
20 mins

Jesse Carleton

04 Oct 2021



This course teaches employees when and how to use fire extinguishers. It covers regulations 29 CFR 1910.157 (Portable Fire Extinguishers). It also helps employees assess the situation and decide the best course of action (evacuate and report the fire or try to put out the fire using a fire extinguisher) to keep themselves and those around them safe.

Length: 20 minutes

Topics include:

    • Classifications and Types
      • Classes of Fire (A, B, C, D, K, ABC/BC)
      • Fire Extinguisher Parts (operating lever/button, locking pin, carrying handle, pressure indicator gauge, hose, cylinder, label, nozzle/discharge horn)
    • Using a Fire Extinguisher
      • Precautions (call fire department, evacuate building, fire is confined, source is known, safe exit, right type of extinguisher, trained in using it)
      • PASS Technique (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep)


After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the different classes of fires and determine when to use each type of fire extinguisher
  • List all parts of a fire extinguisher
  • Identify precautions that must be taken before using a fire extinguisher, and
  • Demonstrate how to extinguish a fire using the PASS technique


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Course Completion - New

Fire Extinguisher Use
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