Firefighting & Fire Extinguisher Safety

Earn your Firefighting & Fire Extinguisher Safety certificate upon successful completion of this course


Fires destroy property, cause injuries, and take lives. One of the key strategies to maintaining a safe workplace and preventing fires is fire safety training. With proper training workers can eliminate fire hazards and respond quickly and efficiently if a fire breaks out. Without proper training a small occurrence can quickly grow to become a major incident with devastating outcomes. The purpose of this course is to teach workers the knowledge and skills required to fight a small fire, including the proper use of fire extinguishers.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Fire types, classifications, and behaviours
  • Types of fire extinguishers, extinguishing agents, and extinguisher classifications
  • Procedures for operating a fire extinguisher
  • Techniques for extinguishing a small fire

Check out our recent blog entry: Why is Fire Safety Training Important?


Module 1: How fires burn

This module explains how fires burn, and describes the elements of the fire triangle and the fire tetrahedron. By removing any one of the fire elements, the fire will be extinguished.

Module 2: Physical states of fuel

Knowledge of the physical state in which a fuel will burn is important for fire prevention. This module describes the three physical states of fuel (i.e. solid, liquids, or gases), and the energy required for ignition. It also covers fuel cautions and explosive limits.

Module 3: Types of heat

Understanding the effect heat has on a fire is key to fire prevention. This module describes combustion stages and sources of heat, and provides definitions for flash point, fire point, and auto ignition.

Module 4: The role of oxygen in fires

This module explains oxygen’s role in fires and lists the different sources of oxygen.

Module 5: Fire classifications

There are four different classifications of fires – class A, B, C, and D. This module defines each of the fire types, shows the symbols used to identify each type, and explains how each type of fire is best extinguished.

Module 6: Fire extinguisher ratings & classifications

This module explains how fire extinguishers are rated and classified. It’s important to know this information as different types of extinguishers are used to put out different types of fires. The material also explains fire extinguisher basics, including the steps to take before using an extinguisher.

Module 7: Fire extinguishing agents

There are four main extinguishing agents used to put out different types of fires. Knowledge about these different agents and their properties help determine which type of fire extinguisher should be used with different fires.

Module 8: Types of extinguishers

There are two different types of fire extinguishers – stored pressure and cartridge operated extinguishers. This module explains the difference between the two types. Knowing the the properties of each type of fire extinguishers helps in the selection of the correct fire extinguisher for each type of fire.

Module 9: Fire extinguisher inspections

This module covers the inspection procedures for stored pressure and cartridge operated fire extinguishers. This is important because government regulations require regular fire extinguisher inspections.

Module 10: Basic fire fighting procedures

Using the fire tetrahedron, this module explains the steps for preventing fires, techniques for extinguishing a fire, and basic fire fighting steps.

Module 11: Controlling fires

A fire demands immediate action regardless of its size, location, or time of occurrence. To finish the course, techniques for controlling a fire are described, as well as how to manage a liquid spill fire.


A 30-page pdf workbook is available to print and fill out while viewing the online course. The print material is also available after the training is completed and can be downloaded from the account home page.

Universally Compatible

This course was created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.


Average Completion Time

Completion times vary depending on the number of times the information is viewed prior to finishing the course. The average completion time is 90 minutes.


Knowledge Assessment

Testing is conducted in this online course to reinforce the information presented. You are provided three opportunities to achieve a passing mark of 80% or greater.


Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available to download and print. You can access your certificate through your online account.