Fire Extinguisher Training
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.
This course utilizes live fire scenarios and actual fire extinguishing equipment.
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.
Video clip from 2006 fire extinguisher training (7 MB)