University Safety and Assurances

Fire Extinguisher Training

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The UWM Department of University Safety and Assurances offers fire extinguisher training to UWM faculty, staff, and students upon request. This course utilizes live fire scenarios and actual fire extinguishing equipment. Training includes a lecture followed by a short video and then individual "hands-on training."

Approximately 1,500 faculty, staff and students have participated in this training since it was first offered in 1999.

Training can be arranged in various locations on campus and will be scheduled for groups of 30 or more. If you are interested in attending the next session of this training, please contact University Safety and Assurances at x6339.

NOTICE:

This course utilizes live fire scenarios and actual fire extinguishing equipment.

  • Participants may be briefly exposed to fire, smoke and intense heat in a controlled environment.
  • Participants clothing may pick up smoke or soot during the training exercise.
  • Participants with respiratory ailments should use their judgment to excuse themselves from any portion of the training that may be potentially harmful to their well-being.

One of the purposes of this training is to give participants a sensation of extinguishing a fire insofar that a fire can be safely controlled in a training situation. Participants should feel free to excuse themselves from the hands-on use of the fire extinguisher part of the training if they feel they will be harmed in any way.

Fire Extinguisher Training Video clip from 2006 fire extinguisher training (7 MB)