Portable Fire Extinguisher Training Resources

Portable Fire Extinguisher Training Certification

OSHA requires employers who provide fire extinguishers in the workplace that are available for employee use to also provide an "educational program" for affected workers that covers the principles of fire extinguisher use as well as the hazards of incipient-stage (early stage) fire-fighting. This educational program must be provided as part of new employee orientations, and the employer must also provide an annual refresher training on this topic. See related standard here

In addition, the employer must provide all fire brigade members, as well as fire watches and any other worker who has been assigned any job that requires the use of a portable fire extinguisher, with hands-on training on the equipment they will be required to use. 

We offer inexpensive OSHA-compliant interactive online courses on fire extinguisher use and fire prevention measures that incorporates a quiz and presents the user with a personalized training certification. Last but not least, we also provide DVD training kit, complete with handouts, that employers can use for in-house fire extinguisher training programs. These safety training DVD's are available in both English and in Spanish. 

And don't forget to take advantage of our FREE OSHA training toolbox talks (below) on fire protection and fire prevention. A great tool to help keep this important topic in the forefront of everyone's mind.


These free OSHA training toolbox talks about fire protection and fire prevention are available for you to download and print (PDF files) at no cost to use within your company or organization.  They are not to be used for commercial gain, nor can they be republished on any other website or in any document without our explicit permission.

Each talk provided is generic enough to be applied to many different work environments (construction or general industry). While the information contained in each toolbox talk is believed to be accurate, these toolbox talks are not intended to take the place of formal OSHA training; they are only intended to supplement mandatory training, and help maintain awareness.

Users are responsible for checking the OSHA training requirements to determine the actual training that must be provided to your employees. OSHA Training Services Inc. cannot be held liable for the content in, or misuse of, these generic toolbox talks.

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Toolbox Talk - Portable Fire Extinguishers - Proper Selection

Toolbox Talk - Portable Fire Extinguishers - How Do They Extinguish Fires?

Toolbox Talk - Portable Fire Extinguishers - Just Remember "PASS"

Toolbox Talk - Portable Fire Extinguishers - Do's and Don'ts

Toolbox Talk - Portable Fire Extinguishers - Making Sure They Are Ready

Toolbox Talk - Understanding OSHA's Categories of Flammable Liquids

Toolbox Talk - Fire Prevention - Avoiding Accidental Fires

Toolbox Talk - After the Fire / Hazards Lurk

Toolbox Talk - Emergency Preparedness - Maintaining Safe Emergency Exit Access

Toolbox Talk - The Importance of Sticking With The Emergency Action Plan

Toolbox Talk - Preventing Fires Caused by Electrical Cords

Toolbox Talk - Preventing Fires While Refueling Vehicles and Equipment