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 

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

Fire Extinguisher Training is a 1 hour program ( 30 minutes of theory, 30 minutes of practical training) that provides a basic understanding of fire safety and the use and limitations of fire extinguishers. Training is offered to workplace groups or individuals.

The next training session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Pre-registration is required! The cost is $5.00 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) 490-2318 or by e-mail at jody.fotherby@penticton.ca