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Fire Extinguisher Information and Training


 

The Perry Joint is pleased to offer fire extinguisher training to citizens, groups, organizations and company employees. Our fire extinguisher training consists of a 20 minute video and classroom discussion followed by hands-on-training involving live fires using the BullEx Digital Training Simulator. Total class time is dependent on the number of students and averages 1-1/2 hours.

Cost: Perry Joint Fire District will charge a $21.00 fee to cover the cost of the propane used by the BullEx Digital Training Simulator for all "non-community" residents and organizations. Classes are free of charge to the Perry Community and businesses. The fire department will provide all training materials including fire exstinguishers and training props for the class. Each class member will receive a certificate of participation from the class instructor.

Location: The Perry Joint Fire District prefers to conduct this training at one of its two fire station locations. We can conduct the training at other locations if you can provide a lecture space and class room for video presentation.

During the classroom lecture the students will learn that fire is a combination of oxygen, fuel and heat, called the "Fire Triangle". The discussion will cover the conditions of combustion and the priciples of fire extinguishment by removing one or more side of the fire triangle. The session will cover the classes of fire (A,B,C & D), how to select a fire extinguisher and when a fire extinguisher should be used and how to operate a fire extinguisher using the P.A.S.S. system. The class will conclude with "hands-on" training by each participate using the BullEX Training Simulator to extinguish a live fire on the training prop.

A FIRE EXTINGUISHER IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.......CALL 911

Basic Rules From UL For Using Household Fire Extinguishers

  • If a fire breaks out, get everyone out of the house then call the Fire Department

  • If a fire breaks out in a business, sound the alarm and alert all occupants

  • Is the fire small and contained to an area, like a stove, waste can or oven?

  • Do you have a clear escape route, not blocked by the fire? Keep your back to an unobstructed exit

  • Know your limitations and that of the fire extinguisher 

  • Your #1 priority is to get out safely and to stay out

  • Choose the right extinguisher, read the instructions and know how to use it

  • Use the P.A.S.S. system of fire extinguisher operation:

Pull..........the safety pin at the top of extinguisher

Aim..........the nozzle or hose at the base of the flames (stay6-8 feet from the flames)

Squeeze...or press the handle

Sweep.......from side to side at the base of the fire until it goes out

Call the Perry Joint Fire District @ 440-259-2880 with your questions about fire extinguishers or to schedule a fire extinguisher training class.