Peak Safety Training


Firefighting & Fire Extinguisher Safety


This online course covers the basic knowledge and skills required to fight a small fire. By the end of this course you should be able to describe the classifications and behaviours of different types of fires; describe types of fire extinguishers, fire extinguishing agents, and fire extinguisher classifications; explain procedures for operating a fire extinguisher; and describe techniques used to extinguish a small fire.

Product Description


  • Understanding how fires burn
  • The fire triangle
  • The fire tetrahedron
  • Physical states of fuel
  • Types of heat
  • The role of oxygen in fires
  • Fire classifications
  • Fire extinguisher ratings and classifications
  • Fire extinguishing agents
  • Types of fire extinguishers
  • Fire extinguisher inspections
  • Basic firefighting procedures
  • Controlling fires


BASIC FIREFIGHTING TEST: Testing conducted throughout this online Basic Firefighting course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 85% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

BASIC FIREFIGHTING ONLINE CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available for download and printing. The certificate is valid for 3 years from the course completion date indicated on the certificate.

PRACTICAL (HANDS-ON) TRAINING: If your employer requires fire extinguisher/fire safety training that includes a practical hands on component, consider a blended training option. The Basic Firefighting online course can be combined with hands-on fire safety training which provides the opportunity to extinguish a live fire or extinguish a fire using a computerized fire simulator. Ask your online training provider for details.

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