The Importance of Fire Extinguisher Safety Training

Importance of Training

Benefits of Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training
Every business should know the importance of fire extinguisher safety training; it can help protect employees, customers, and physical assets in the event a fire breaks out in the workplace.  

Did you know that fire extinguishers can effectively put out 80% of fires? Almost 2 million fires are handled entirely by a?fire extinguisher in the U.S. every year and that is not including those that are not reported to the fire department!? But no one is born knowing how to use a fire extinguisher. If you want your employees to be able to protect themselves and others in the event of a fire, you need to provide hands-on training on how to use a fire extinguisher correctly.

Online fire extinguisher classes and videos can provide a good foundation for understanding the basics of fire extinguisher use and safety, but only through hands-on fire extinguisher practice and repetition, can the user become comfortable and effective with the proper methods for using a fire extinguisher correctly and confidently.

By conducting extinguisher training at your company, you will;

  1. Increase safety for employees and their families: One benefit of fire safety training is that it provides a basic understanding of fire safety and how to use extinguishers in an emergency. This knowledge can help protect employees and their families in the event of a fire at work, or at home.
  2. Improve workplace safety: Fire extinguisher training increases workplace safety by providing employees with the skills and knowledge needed to respond quickly and efficiently to a fire emergency.
  3. Reduce property damage: In the event of an emergency, trained employees can quickly and correctly identify which type of extinguisher is appropriate for the situation and can use it to suppress the fire, minimizing damage to property before it gets too late.
  4. Prevent injuries: By ensuring employees are trained with practical fire extinguisher use, they are better equipped to protect themselves and others from harm in case of a fire.
  5. Meet necessary Training Requirements - Training with a Pyrosoft fire simulator meets annual OSHA Annual Fire Extinguisher Training Requirement 1910.157 (g).

Now that you grasp the importance of fire extinguisher safety training, start planning for your training session right away! Don't wait for an emergency to occur to realize the significance of being prepared. Make sure your employees are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to protect themselves and others in case of a fire.  

The old way

Traditional fire safety training involved pulling a lever and evacuating the building. Outdoor fire training using a pan had many logistics to consider; outdoor space needs to be procured and cleared, fire pan carefully put into place, fire extinguishers and extra agent delivered, and a burn permit posted.
Environmental concerns were also overlooked.

The Pyrosoft Fire Simulator replaces all that planning

Safe, unlimited indoor fire extinguisher training is available year round. Only four components make up the Pyrosoft fire extinguisher simulator; the fire extinguisher for the trainees to use, the notebook computer for the trainer to set the stage, and the projector and screen. As easy to set up as a PowerPoint presentation!

Be Fire Ready!

Fire extinguishers must be mounted and maintained yet most people are never trained in their proper use. Oftentimes, many trainees first time holding a fire extinguisher is during their Pyrosoft Fire Training class. In the world where everything is electric, it is more important then ever to be prepared. 

Train using realistic features

Using a modified fire extinguisher, trainees will be able to train using realistic tools in this interactive system! Utilizing custom fire scenes, set the stage for known locations as the source of the fire. Apply factors such as flammability of the fuel or effectiveness of the agent! Track your trainees fire extinguishing stats!