This course is available in both an instructor-monitored format and ONLINE format. For the ONLINE format select:
• Fire Safety & Fire Extinguisher Use
Note: This course has a practical component. You can call us at 780-469-4887 to book your practical evaluation and skills assessment.
The Fire Extinguisher course is intended to provide people with information on fire prevention, evacuation and suppression. Students will learn about fire sciences, what can be done to put the fire out, different extinguisher characteristics and the type and amount of fire a particular extinguisher is designed to put out. Finally we tie all the theory into a practice by allowing the student to extinguish a controlled (live) fire with an extinguisher.
Who Should Attend?
All persons who may have a fire extinguisher in their environment.
This course incorporates a classroom theory session followed by a practical exercise. A course outline is as follows:
- Understanding Emergency Plans
- Elements of a Fire / Fire Triangle & Fire Tetrahedron
- Characteristics of Fuels
- Fire Prevention / Isolating Fuels & Ignition Sources
- Classification of Fires
- Extinguisher Characteristics
- Extinguisher Pictographs
- Extinguisher Ratings
- Extinguisher Agents
- Extinguisher Types & Extinguisher Parts
- Fighting a Fire / Pass Technique & Fire Approach
- Short Quiz
- Live Fire Exercise
Course Duration: Approximately 4 hours (larger classes may result in more time required)
Note: Smaller class sizes may result in the student taking the theory in our computer lab with the instructor present to monitor and assist the student. Practical components will be taught in-person with the guidance and supervision of the instructor.
Note: This course has been approved for 0.3 CEUs from the Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Provincial Programs Branch.
To view all upcoming courses and register online, please select course calendar.