Being Ready for a Fire

This 2 minute safety training video covers: Know the locations where fire extinguishers are required by law, where to store fire extinguishers,how to conduct fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance, how often a fire extinguisher should be inspected, fire extinguisher inspection requirements by the NFPA and how to properly examine a fire extinguisher. Click here to watch the 18 minute full length version.

Atlantic Training’s Using Fire Extinguishers safety DVD program Covers the usage of various types of fire extinguishers, including general ABC fire extinguishers and industry specific fire extinguishers. This program also covers the basic science behind how fire extinguishers combat fire and where to store fire extinguishers for easy access.

Program Points:

  • The locations where fire extinguishers are required by law.
  • Storing fire extinguishers in areas that can be easily accessed.
  • How to conduct fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance.
  • Fire extinguisher inspection requirements by the NFPA.
  • The science behind a fire.
  • The various types of chemicals and substances that are used to extinguish fire.
  • How to choose the best type of extinguishing agent for each of the four classes of fires.
  • The most common type of ‘general use’ fire extinguisher and its major pros/cons.
  • The pro’s/cons of various industry specific fire extinguishers.
  • How to know when to extinguish a fire and when you should seek professional help.
  • The untold dangers of smoke inhalation.
  • Using the P.A.S.S (PASS) method to extinguish a fire. Seeking safety after attempting to extinguish a fire
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 18 minute preview.

Video Transcript

Fires can break out anywhere, at any time. OSHA regulations, state ordinances and local fire codes require industrial facilities, office complexes and public buildings to have portable fire extinguishers located near all potential fire hazards. Extinguishers should be mounted on hangers or in marked fire extinguisher cabinets, where they can be clearly seen. Fire extinguisher inspections and maintenance should be a major part of your facility's fire prevention policy. You should also check the service tag to see when the extinguisher is due for a professional inspection.