Fire extinguisher training for faculty and staff
Environmental Health & Safety invites all staff and faculty to attend Fire Extinguisher Training.
The training will consist of two separate sessions:
- One half-hour in-class PowerPoint presentation, where the types of fire and extinguishers are discussed. This will be the optimum time to ask any questions that you may have about fire extinguishers. It is strongly recommended that this session be attended annually by our Fire Wardens. The sessions are available for sign-up on the Go Sign Me Up page of Learning and Organizational Development. Please enroll for one session only.
- One half-hour outdoor practical session, where each trainee will extinguish a real fire using our training simulator. This will provide practical hands-on experience for operating an extinguisher in a controlled, real-life scenario. All you need to do is show up during the times in order to participate. You do not need to register for the hands-on training but please note, wait times may vary based on demand and time of day.
Please note that both in-class and practical sessions must be attended in order to complete the training.
Practical session dates and times
Fort Garry campus
- June 20, August 22, September 12 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Environment Safety Building, 27 Service Street 1 SW
- July 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 3rd level of the U of M owned parking lot (Bannatyne and Tecumseh)
If weather conditions are such that you are unsure if the hands-on training will be taking place, please call Terry Neufeld at 204-474-6633.
Those on the waiting list will be contacted if the weather cooperates and it is possible to schedule another block of training.
Environmental Health & Safety encourages staff to participate as this is a valuable skill, not only for the workplace but the home as well.