Fire Extinguisher Training Services

Fire Extinguisher Training Services

Helping our customers be prepared for an emergency and comply with OSHA requirements, Getz Fire offers fire extinguisher training services designed to keep you and your employees prepared in the event of a small fire. Our portable fire extinguisher training is available in Illinois , Iowa, and Missouri, and is backed by a team of professionals trained in the firefighting field. Here are the OSHA standards requiring training.

1910.157 “Portable Fire Extinguishers”

1910.157(g) Training and education.

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.

1910.157 (g) (2)
The employer shall provide the education required in paragraph (g) (1) of this section upon initial employment and at least annually thereafter.

1910.157 (g) (3)
The employer shall provide employees who have been designated to use fire fighting equipment as part of an emergency action plan with training in the use of the appropriate equipment.

INDOOR Classroom Training

Participants will view videotape that discusses the different classifications of fires and the proper extinguisher to use to fight fires. (Approx. 10 minutes)

The instructor will discuss:

  • Extinguisher Limits – The Technique “PASS”: Pull – Aim – Squeeze – Sweep
  • Choosing the Right Extinguisher – Should you fight the fire?

An optional 10 question true & false test will be given and the correct answers discussed in detail.

This a very open session where questions and discussion are welcome at all times.

Fire Extinguisher Training

OUTDOOR Hands-On Training

  1. Phase II Demo: Extinguish a fire in a 2’ X 4’metal pan and a 2’ X 2’ metal pan.
  2. Phase III Demo: Extinguish a large fire in a custom 4’ X 8’ metal pan with a vertical wall and other obstacles. Each participant will receive hands on training involving the different fire extinguishers available at their work facility and actually put out the fire.
  3. Optional Fires for Special Extinguishers: It is optional to demonstrate special fire extinguishers such as wheeled units, Purple K, Foam, etc.
  4. Your facility will receive a certificate of completion for your records.
  5. (VIDEO) Incipient Stage Fire Training

Proper fire extinguisher training can save lives and significant damage in an emergency situation. It is a simple fact that most large fires that occur at local businesses in Illinois and Iowa could have been managed at the beginning if the parties involved had been trained on how to use a fire extinguisher. Prepare your staff with the skill and hands-on fire extinguisher training they need to protect themselves and their workplace.

Serving Illinois since 1957, Getz Fire offers the best quality and value for fire prevention services, equipment, and training. Call us today at 800 747 3473 to learn more about our fire extinguisher training services , or visit our website to request a free quote.