Fire Extinguisher Training Course

Fire Extinguisher Training
£ 20 +VAT

This Fire Extinguisher Training course teaches you about the various types of fire extinguishers and the techniques for using them. It explains how to assess the situation if a fire starts, such as determining the class of fire and deciding whether you should or shouldn’t fight it.

It also contains infographics and videos to illustrate how different extinguishers look and operate, as well as practical exercises throughout to test your knowledge of techniques. On completion of the course, you will feel confident to use extinguishers or a fire blanket safely and effectively during an emergency.

  • Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This course is designed for the designated fire wardens or marshals in a workplace. While it is not a replacement for practical training in how to use fire extinguishers (which all fire wardens / marshals must receive), our course can be taken as an introduction to using fire extinguishers before you undergo practical training, as well as a refresher after receiving practical instruction.

Practical fire extinguisher training is typically refreshed every 3 years, so this course can act as a useful reminder in between your practical sessions. It'll solidify your knowledge and give you the confidence to use an extinguisher safely in an emergency.

Looking to appoint a designated fire warden or become one yourself? Our Fire Warden Training course provides learners with the necessary knowledge to fulfil this role.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course content

1Types of Fires and Extinguishers

Why is fire extinguisher training important, the fire triangle, classes of fire, and types of extinguishers.

2Preparing to Fight a Fire

Who should fight fires, what should you do before fighting a fire, when should you use an extinguisher, and when should you fight fire with a blanket.

3Using Fire Extinguishers Safely

Selecting an extinguisher, the PASS technique, basic steps for using an extinguisher, how to use water extinguishers, how to use ABC powder extinguishers, how to use M28 and L2 powder extinguishers, how to use foam extinguishers, how to use carbon dioxide extinguishers, how to use wet chemical extinguishers, how to use a fire blanket, and what to do if you can't put out a fire.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • The fire triangle and the different classes of fires.
  • The various types of fire extinguishers that workplaces may use.
  • What the responsibilities of fire wardens are regarding fire extinguishers and fighting fires.
  • Which extinguishers you can use to fight certain classes of fires.
  • How to assess the situation if a fire starts and what first steps you should take before you attempt to fight it.
  • How to use the basic PASS method to use extinguishers.
  • When and how to use a fire blanket.
  • The specific techniques you must use for certain extinguishers to ensure safety and effectiveness.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. The answers are marked automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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