How to Extinguish a Fire

This 4 minute safety training video covers: How to know when to extinguish a fire and when you should seek professional help, what to do if the fire is behind a closed door, what are the dangers of smoke inhalation, factors to consider whether its safe or unsafe to fight a fire, using the P.A.S.S (PASS) method to extinguish a fire, seeking safety after attempting to extinguish a fire. 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

To be able to extinguish a fire you have to act quickly. Whether you choose to fight a fire or not, it is critical to close nearby doors and windows. Smoke inhalation kills more people than flames, so be aware. If you feel that it's safe to try and extinguish a fire, approach it carefully, with your back to an exit. Before using an extinguisher double-check that it's correct for the materials that are burning.