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Fire Extinguisher Training

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue conducts practical, hands-on, fire extinguisher training sessions for groups of up to 20 people at one time. The sessions are offered between May 1 and October 31 and are conducted by Fire Prevention Officers.

Attendees of this course receive classroom instruction on the classification of fire, types of fire extinguishers, proper extinguisher selection, safe handling practices, and the four step P-A-S-S system of fire extinguisher use. Once the classroom portion of the training is complete, the group will move outside for hands on extinguisher training using our propane fueled fire simulator.

Organizers of this training are responsible for providing an acceptable location for the live fire extinguisher training. This location should be a safe distance from any building or vehicle. Organizers are also responsible for providing fire extinguishers for all participants, ideally one for each participant but a minimum of one for every two participants. An indoor area for the classroom instruction is also required.

Because there is a cost of operation associated for this training, Thunder Bay Fire Rescue will invoice a cost recovery charge for this service. The cost is $15 per trainee with a minimum charge of $125 and a maximum charge of $250.

To request fire extinguisher training contact Thunder Bay Fire Rescue at 625-2802. Every effort will be made to accommodate specific date and time requests but training sessions are limited to staff availability.


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