Portable Fire Extinguishers 2.0

  • 5 topics | 40m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course is designed to protect employees and help prevent serious property loss from workplace fires. It identifies the various classes of fires, types of portable fire extinguishers, and actions to take in the event of a fire. It describes when and how to use portable fire extinguishers to put out small fires. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. 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 an employer's responsibility for preparing employees who have been authorized to use portable fire extinguishers
  • match each class of fire with the type of burning materials it represents
  • match types of fires with the fire extinguisher(s) that can be used to put it out
  • identify the proper portable fire extinguisher to use to fight a particular type of fire
  • identify considerations for the proper location and use of portable fire extinguishers
  • identify the proper conditions to use a fire extinguisher to fight a fire
  • identify steps in the PASS method of using a fire extinguisher


  • Regulatory Background
  • Fire Classification
  • Extinguishers and Agents
  • Fire Extinguisher Location
  • Using a Fire Extinguisher