Fire Extinguishers: How Much Do You Really Know? [27.23]
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

   Paul Martin, Fire Safety Educator, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal
   Jason Corwin, Southwest District Chief, Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal

Track: Fire Safety
Secondary Track: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

This session describes the basic parts and operation of a fire extinguisher along with providing information to aid in conducting monthly inspections in accordance with NFPA 10 (2013 edition) and the 2017 Ohio Fire Code. Participants are taught the different classifications of fire and fire extinguishers, proper procedures for using a fire extinguisher, and are given the chance to extinguish a fire during a hands-on demonstration.

Learning Objectives:
1. Identify the different classifications of fires.
2. Distinguish between the different types of fire extinguishers.
3. Explain and conduct an effective monthly inspection on a fire extinguisher.
4. Recognize and effectively extinguish a fire using a portable fire extinguisher.

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
OSC20 Fire Extinguisher Presentation
Guide to Fire Extinguishers

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