SAFE019 - Fire Extinguisher Systems
This course discusses the use of portable fire extinguishers and fixed fire extinguishing systems in the workplace.
Workplace fires and explosions kill hundreds and injure thousands of workers each year. This course discusses the use of portable fire extinguishers and fixed fire extinguishing systems in the workplace. Learning objectives: 1. Explain the evacuation options you would face when deciding whether to fight a small fire in the workplace, or evacuate immediately; 2. Explain the two functions of a portable fire extinguisher; 3. Identify the four elements that must be present at the same time for fire to occur; 4. Identify the three most common types of portable fire extinguishers, and the type of fire on which each should be used; 5. Describe the major components of a fixed fire extinguishing system; 6. Identify the three types of extinguishing agents found in fixed extinguishing systems. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey. This course combines with the courses “SAFE017 - Developing an Emergency Action Plan” and “SAFE018 - Developing a Fire Prevention Plan” to offer you a comprehensive emergency preparedness training program. Continuing Education: 1.0 Category II CPE credits by the Board for Orthotist/Prosthetist Certification (BOC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.