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Fire Extinguishers

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.157

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This online training course covers the different classes of portable fire extinguishers and applicable regulations. It details risk mitigation and safe work practices, including identification of the source and types of fires, as well as knowing when to evacuate.

Fire extinguisher training is an important component of fire prevention. It ensures that employees know how to use portable fire extinguishers safely, giving them the confidence to act quickly during an emergency. This fire extinguisher certification also defines the proper use, maintenance, and testing of portable fire extinguishers.

This course is for:
This fire extinguisher training online course is designed for anyone whose employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for educational programs to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting.

Case Study: On Wednesday, March 24, 2010, a police officer working as a security officer smelled something suspicious coming from the stage area at the historic Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah. As he headed to check on it, he reported hearing popping sounds. When he got closer, he saw one of the curtains going up in flames. He called the fire department and used two fire extinguishers to contain the fire until firefighters arrived. A curtain draped over a ladder that was leaning up against a light powered by a generator caused the fire. Firefighters were able to permanently extinguish the fire. There were no injuries and minimal property damage to the building.

Key Takeaway: This incident is of note because it brings to mind the importance of safely storing items within the workplace in order to minimize the likelihood of fire. The off-duty police officer acted correctly in first contacting the fire department before attempting to extinguish the flames. Following best practices for the safe use of portable fire extinguishers limits hazards and contributes to a safer work environment.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 addresses general industry standards. This course has been developed in response to 29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1) which states that an employer who provides fire extinguishers must also provide use training.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Key Terms
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • History and Background
    • Overview
    • Statistics
  • Responsibilities
    • Fire Brigades
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Applicable Regulations for Portable Fire Extinguishers - Governing Authorities
    Proper Portable Fire Extinguisher Use
  • When to Evacuate
  • Source and Types of Fire
  • Size and Type of Extinguisher
  • Type of Extinguisher System
    Classes of Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Air-Pressurized Water Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • CO2 or Dry Chemical Portable Fire Extinguishers for Class B Fires
  • CO2or Dry Chemical Portable Fire Extinguishers for Class C Fires
  • Class D Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Class K Portable Fire Extinguishers
    Risk Mitigation and Safe Work Practices for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Portable Fire Suppression - Fire Extinguisher
  • PASS Method
  • Best Practices and Hazards
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Fire Prevention Plan
  • Training
  • Educational Programming Training
  • Hands-on Training
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards.

To ensure compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157, safety training must be conducted at least once a year. This fire extinguisher certification course meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Britney R Verified
Fire Extinguishers

It was great I learned a lot.

Justin G Verified
Fire Extinguishers

I really enjoy the case studies to this programs its incredibly applicable to relate in learning

David U Verified
Fire Extinguishers

is a great expierience

Christopher A Verified
Fire Extinguishers

It's informative, and would definitely recommend to my coworkers. In fact I was recommended the course by a coworker.

Sara L Verified
Fire Extinguishers

This was very helpful and infpormational.

Jared P Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Excellent course

Josh L Verified
Fire Extinguishers

The updated interface is considerably more pleasant to look at for long periods of study. I would recommend having a second voice for the audio material so that there is a change between pages to keep listeners engaged.

Francine L Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Thank you so much for having the writing and the audio for people who can learn Auditorio and visually

Justin G Verified
Fire Extinguishers

This was an excellent class its easy to get complacent in the knowledge and can be taken for granted this was good.

Steven M Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Good course. Helpful in many ways.

Gregory C Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Very helpful

Joseph C Verified
Fire Extinguishers

This was a very good course and learning experience. I will recommend this course to their people. Thank you!

Allan K Verified
Fire Extinguishers

It was good, flowed along nicely and had quite a bit of information I hadn't heard before

Rohan B Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Good course.

Jose D Verified
Fire Extinguishers

I'm so happy that I make it

Jerry W Verified
Fire Extinguishers

The course was great and very helpful.

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Antonio L Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Thanks So much, I really love the course

Brad R Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Great course

Dennis B Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Very good course.

Steven M Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Good course. Maybe a little more on kitchen fires and grease.

Gregory K Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Informative and well put together course.

Reinard B Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Good explanation. Thank you.

Yesenia R Verified
Fire Extinguishers

I'm feeling more confident to help at my work place or home in case of a small fire. Very good course. Thank you.

Justin G Verified
Fire Extinguishers

This was a great class very informative.

Janice M Verified
Fire Extinguishers

Very helpful learning material around use of fire extinguishes in the event of a fire and/or flareup situations in and out of a work environment.



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