Portable Fire Extinguishers | ODM


Our Fire Extinguishers Course is designed to provide attendees an overview of how Fire Extinguishers became important, product information, information on standards, codes and the enforcement of them, selection and installation, calculating extinguisher coverage, recharging and hydrostatic testing.


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Segment 1: Learn the basic principles of Fire Extinguishers, the fundamentals of fire, fire extinguisher basics, using fire extinguishers, standards, codes, enforcement, product testing, ratings, labeling, and the general effectiveness of fire extinguishers.

  • ICC # 24691, CEUs: 0.15, Contact hours: 1.5

Segment 2: A general overview regarding the installation, inspection, and maintenance requirements of Portable Fire Extinguishers.

  • ICC # 24924, CEUs: 0.2, Conact hours: 2

Segment 3: A deeper dive into understanding Fire Extinguishers including how to determine the number of extinguishers installed based on occupancy hazard by explaining the proper selection and calculation process.

  • ICC # 24925, CEUs: 0.2, Contact hours: 2

After successful completion of all segments and materials, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for this course. 

Some of the course content that will be covered during the course is below:

  • Types & History of Fire Extinguishers
  • Basics of Using a Fire Extinguisher & Effectiveness
  • Standards, Codes and Enforcement
  • AHJs and their role
  • Product Testing, Ratings & Labeling
  • Components of Portable Fire Extinguisher
  • Installation of Extinguishers
  • Inspection and Maintenance Requirements
  • Maintenance Checklist
  • Instructor Demonstration: Inspection of Out-of-Service Extinguisher
  • Review of Obsolete Fire Extinguishers
  • Non-Compliant Examples
  • 6-Year Maintenance
  • Recharging
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
  • DOT and Non-DOT Cylinders
  • Condemning Fire Extinguishers
  • Types of Occupancy Hazards
  • Selection of Fire Extinguishers
  • Calculating Fire Extinguisher Coverage

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