Fire Extinguisher Training

The Penticton Fire Department encourages all adults to know how to use a fire extinguisher.  Prevention and early detection are the best ways to reduce the risk of fire.  However, with training and practice adults can use portable fire extinguishers to extinguish small, contained fires. Extinguishing a small contained fire, such as a cooking pan, wastebasket fire or campfire may prevent needless injury and minimize property damage.

This 30 minute course provides public and private sector workers as well as the public a basic understanding of fire safety and the use and limitations of fire extinguishers.

The program fulfills the Worker's Compensation Board regulations which require employers to train staff in the operation of fire safety equipment. The following regulations apply:

  • Workers Compensation Act- Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 4.10 & 4.16
  • Workers Compensation Act- Part 3 Division 3 - General Duties of Employers, workers and others iii (e) general duties of employers 

Due to low registration, the 2017 Fall Fire Extinguisher Training, has been cancelled!!

Fire Extinguisher Training is held at the Fire Training Centre at 285 Dawson Avenue every Spring and Fall.

Half hour classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and run every half hour. The last class begins at 11:30 a.m. both days. Pre-registration is required

Fire Extinguisher Training Fees: $20.00 per person. Payment is required 7 days prior to the start date of the course. Cash or cheque only (credit cards not accepted).

To register, please contact Jody Fotherby by phone at (250) 490-2311 or by e-mail at