What Causes Things to Burn

This 2 minute safety training video covers: Importance of having fire extinguishers, what causes things to burn, how to properly use a fire extinguisher, the science behind a fire, and what are the examples of fuels. 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

Fire extinguishers are designed to put out small fires before they grow out of control. To use an extinguisher effectively it's helpful to know what causes things to burn. Once a fire is burning, it produces more heat and grows even larger. Fuel can include combustible solids like paper, wood and some metals, flammable liquids and ignitable gases.