Home Office: Fire and Emergencies 2.0

  • 8 topics | 28m 59s
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Every year, over 340,000 residential fires occur in the United States, resulting in more than 2,800 deaths and 12,000 injuries. This equates to a home structure fire occurring every 93 seconds, a home fire death every 3 hours and 10 minutes, and a home fire injury every 43 minutes. Working from a home office increases an individual's exposure to risk from a residential fire. In this course, you'll gain an understanding of the elements required for a fire to start and learn ways to prevent fires in the home office work environment. You'll learn how to respond if there's a fire in your home, including how to evacuate the premises. You'll also learn how to select and use the right fire extinguisher.This course was developed with subject matter expert support by DEKRA – Global advisors for safety testing, consulting, inspection, and certification. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the elements that combine to create fire
  • recognize ways to prevent fires at home
  • identify the elements that combine to create fire and recognize how to prevent house fires
  • identify how to respond to fire emergencies
  • recognize how to select and use a fire extinguisher
  • recognize requirements for evacuating home structure premises in case of fire
  • recognize actions to take to effectively respond to a fire in a home office environment


  • Home Office: Fire and Emergencies 2.0
  • Elements of Fire
  • Preventing Fires at Home
  • Knowledge Check: Fire Elements and Prevention
  • Responding to Fire Emergencies
  • Selecting and Using a Fire Extinguisher
  • Evacuating If There's a Fire
  • Knowledge Check: Effective Response in Case of Fire