The First 30 Seconds: The Safe Use of Fire Extinguishers

The First 30 Seconds: The Safe Use of Fire Extinguishers

Using Fire Extinguishers

The first thirty seconds after discovering a fire is critical. Within those few moments a decision to fight a fire must be made and knowing when to fight and when to flee can mean the difference between life and death. The program describes how to best use an extinguisher and when not to use it.

Learning Path & Details

Competencies

  • Keeping a Safe Workplace

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Training Files (12)

TitleTypeTime/PagesLanguage 
Fire Extinguishers: The First 30 Seconds
Video with graphics and narrator
Full Video13:05 minEnglishDemo
Program Introduction
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Introduction00:57 minEnglishDemo
Fire Extinguisher Classes (A-D) and Uses
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette04:52 minEnglishDemo
Fire Extinguisher Overview
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette01:26 minEnglishDemo
Fires – What You Need to Know
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette01:23 minEnglishDemo
Sizing Up a Fire – Fighting the Fire
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette00:41 minEnglishDemo
The PASS Procedure
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette01:01 minEnglishDemo
When Not to Fight a Fire
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Vignette00:50 minEnglishDemo
Program Conclusion
Video with graphics and narrator
Video Summary00:57 minEnglishDemo
Workshop Material 25 pagesEnglishPreview
Workshop MaterialEnglishPreview
Certificate of Completion 1 pageEnglishPreview

Additional Information

Trainer Comments: The PASS procedure (Pull the pin; Aim low; Squeeze the handle; and Sweep from side-to-side) is demonstrated. Knowing when not to fight a fire is just as important as knowing when and how. Fire size-up questions are explained to lead the viewer through this critical aspect of safe fire extinguisher use. Class A, B, C, and D fires and their appropriate extinguishing agents are described. Various extinguishers are demonstrated in fire situations.


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