Everyone knows what a fire extinguisher is and most can identify them in a building. Generally, though, people walk by them every day and give little thought to actually using one to extinguish a fire. But these units are there for a reason. It isn’t just because fire codes mandate their placement. They are there because portable fire extinguishers can put out small fires before they become big fires, saving lives and protecting property. They are the number one most used fire protection item.
Fire Extinguisher Classifications
It’s important to know the location and classification of fire extinguishers in your building. Here is a brief tutorial of the classifications:
Class A: Ordinary combustibles such as wood, paper, cloth, trash and plastics
Class B: Flammable liquids such as gasoline, petroleum oil, paint and propane
Class C: Energized electrical equipment
Class K: Cooking oils and greases
Benefits Of Fire Extinguishers
Portable fire extinguishers are a great tool. But how many people really know how to use them? Be sure that everyone knows how to effectively use a portable fire extinguisher. For this, there is nothing better than live fire extinguisher training.
Fireline offers live fire extinguisher training using a real fire extinguisher to put out a real fire. We start with classroom training that includes a DVD from OSHA, followed by a question and answer session and quiz for each attendee. After the classroom training, everyone moves outside for a live fire training session.
The live fire training allows each trainee an opportunity to extinguish a real fire from our propane Bullex™ live fire system. We teach the “PASS” technique: “Pull, Aim, Squeeze, Sweep” which allows the student to learn how to extinguish a fire quickly and safely. This removes the mystery and fear of using a fire extinguisher and ensures that if there is a fire at your facility it can be extinguished in its early stages before it becomes a big fire.
Contact Fireline to schedule a live fire extinguisher training class at your facility. It’s a great investment in the safety of your employees and customers.
Get The Best of the Best from Fireline!
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep your property safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to alert occupants in your business of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems and fire sprinkler systems to keep fires controlled should an incident occur. Our trained sales staff will work with you to determine which system is best for your business and our technicians will ensure a quality installation. Fireline service technicians can test, inspect and repair any existing systems you may have.