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OSHA Fire Extinguishers

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1910.157

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This course covers the OSHA Regulations for portable fire extinguishers. It describes the standard, risks, placement, use, maintenance, and testing of portable fire extinguishers provided for use by employees.

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What are the governing regulations?
This online fire extinguisher training course satisfies the training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.157 Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard.

Who must take this training?
According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1): Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting.

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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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Good course.
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The course was great and very helpful.
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Helpful
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Very good course.
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Good course. Maybe a little more on kitchen fires and grease.
Steven M


Informative and well put together course.
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Good explanation. Thank you.
Reinard B


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


This was a great class very informative.
Justin G


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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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Key Terms
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers - History and Background
    • Portable Fire Extinguishers - Overview
    • Statistics for Portable Fire Extinguishers
    • Responsibilities
    • Responsibilities - Fire Brigades
    • Responsibilities - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Applicable Regulations for Portable Fire Extinguishers - Governing Authorities
    • Applicable Regulations for Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • 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
    • CO2 or 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
  • Controls
    • Emergency Action Plan
    • Fire Prevention Plan
    • Training
    • Educational Programming Training
    • Hands-on Training
  • Additional Resources
  • Summary
  • Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Portable Fire Extinguishers Training course consists of content, audio, graphics, self check questions and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this portable fire extinguisher 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g) An employer must:

Provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1)]. Provide this education when employees are first hired and once a year thereafter [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(2)].

Train employees (who have been designated to use fire fighting equipment in the emergency action plan) in the use of the equipment [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(3)]. Provide this training when employees are first given this assignment and once a year thereafter [29 CFR 1910.157(g)(4)].
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion of this course each student will have immediate access to a printable Portable Fire Extinguishers training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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