Understanding the Significance of Fire Extinguisher Hands-On Training

Feb 25, 2021 | Fire Safety Tips

Do you find, as a business owner, that sometimes the day-to-day duties of caring for your company means the little things escape your mind? Or perhaps you’re a manager and you’re just realizing that it has been nearly a year, if not a bit longer since you last changed the batteries in the smoke alarm? Then again, you could be just a new facility crew member who has no idea if there is a fire extinguisher maintenance schedule or an office employee who can’t recall the last time you checked to see where all the fire escapes were? 

There’s plenty of reasons why a person would want to be knowledgeable of the fire safety plans that are in place at their business or place of employment. Accidents can happen anywhere, including work.

You can contact our fire protection company in Philadelphia to learn more on how to improve your business’s fire safety. Making sure your company has a comprehensive Fire Safety Plan should be a top priority. As a business owner or facility manager, you should be asking yourself questions like: 

  • Does my business own the appropriate number of fire extinguishers in Chester County to meet local code requirements?
  • Do our employees know how to properly use a fire extinguisher in case of emergency?
  • Are they familiar with the designated escape routes and outdoor meeting areas in the event of a fire?

Depending on the type of industry you are in, you may see various types and sizes of fires. A flammable liquid fire is very different from a combustible metal fire and each would require a different fire extinguisher. If you use the wrong extinguisher, it could create a bigger problem or an even deadlier one. 

Taking a fire extinguisher training course like the one we offer at Marco teaches you the fire triangle, the five classes of fire, the types of fire extinguishers, and how to safely use the right extinguisher in a fire emergency. The classroom portion is paired with a hands-on live burn because one of the best ways to learn how to properly use a fire extinguisher to put out a fire is by doing exactly that.

Whether your business is near our office in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the Delaware or Lehigh Valleys, or even in New Jersey, Marco Protection Systems is the best local fire protection company to help keep your people and property safe. We are a partner in your success. Contact us today for an installation, inspection, maintenance, repair, or to sign up for fire safety training.



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