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Workplace Fire Safety

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Should you evacuate or be prepared to fight a small fire?

  • Schedule fire extinguisher training for your business or group
  • Extinguisher training - Healthways

    A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority is for occupants is to get out safely.

    Most fires start small and can usually be brought under control if they are attacked quickly with the right extinguisher.

    The Franklin Fire Department offers fire extinguisher training for businesses and groups, with an emphasis on how and when to use a fire extinguisher, and when to evacuate. The training includes classroom instruction and hands-on training, utilizing our indoor fire extinguisher prop.

    The training generally takes 60 minutes.  Here are some of the topics we cover:

    • The fire triangle
    • Classification of fuels
    • Types of fire extinguishers
    • Rules for fighting fires
    • How to use a fire extinguisher using the P.A.S.S. method 


      • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism.
      • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.
      • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly. 
      • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.

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