Fire Safety Training Vancouver

Do your building occupants, employees and site managers know how to:

  • Operate a fire extinguisher?
  • Evacuate a building?
  • Organize a fire or earthquake drill?
  • Control fire hazards?

Under the B.C. Fire Code and local municipal bylaws, you must have a fire safety plan in place for your building to receive an occupancy permit. But for any plan to be effective, you must be able to implement its emergency procedures.

That means thorough fire safety training. In fact, the B.C. Fire Code and municipal bylaws require all supervisory staff to receive training before they are granted any responsibility for fire safety.

Our experienced fire safety trainers are off-duty firefighters or fire inspectors with a knack for communicating. They conduct the seminars in your workplace and customize the training for your building or situation. Every participant receives a manual.

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At Vancouver Fire, we’re proud to be the largest and most established fire safety plan company in B.C. Our safety trainers--like our entire fire protection team—are skilled, thorough and professional.

Contact us today to learn more about fire safety training.

Fire Extinguisher Operation

Our fire extinguisher operation seminars combine theory and hands-on training. You will learn how to identify the different types of fires, what fuels them, how to select the right extinguisher, and how to use an extinguisher properly.

Before you even consider fighting a small fire:

  • Know how to use a fire extinguisher correctly.
  • Stay at least two metres away from the fire (being too close is not only dangerous, but also makes it harder to manipulate your extinguisher).
  • Avoid direct smoke exposure. If smoke obstructs your vision or threatens to engulf your escape route, leave the building immediately.

And, be sure your fire extinguisher fits the fire:

  • Class A: Ordinary combustibles, such as wood, cloth, paper, rubber, any plastics, and other common materials
  • Class B: Flammable liquids, such as gasoline, oil grease, tar, oil-based paint, lacquer and flammable gas
  • Class C: Live electrical equipment, wiring, fuse boxes, circuit breakers, machinery, and appliances
  • Class K: For fires and cooking appliances that involve combustible cooking media, vegetable or animal oils and fat

Assuming your fire extinguisher is an adequate size for the fire, then use PASS:

  • Pull the pin
  • Aim the extinguisher
  • Squeeze or press the handle
  • Sweep the extinguisher nozzle from side to side, starting at the edge of the fire and working towards the centre.

While sweeping the nozzle, aim it low, at the base of the fire, not at the centre of the blaze. Fires tend to be coolest at their edges and therefore are easier to extinguish there. Sweeping the extinguishing agent from side to side will extinguish the edge of the fire evenly, like using a hose to wash dirt off a sidewalk. Aiming your extinguisher at a single point on the edge of the fire will not work; the fire will simply spread where you are extinguishing.

As the edge of the fire recedes, you may move closer to the fire area. Always keep in mind that your fire extinguisher has a limited capacity. Work as quickly and safely as possible to extinguish the fire.

Schedule a fire extinguisher training seminar today.

Building Evacuation

Every minute is crucial during an emergency evacuation. When you know what to do and where to go, an evacuation goes swifter and smoother.

This safety training seminar teaches emergency preparedness and how to evacuate a building safely. Become familiar with your building’s safety features, and how you can use them to save lives. The seminar will also discuss the duties and responsibilities of a building or company’s fire safety director and floor wardens.

Schedule a building evacuation training seminar today.

Fire Drills

Did you know that the B.C. Fire Code and Vancouver fire bylaws require documented fire drills to be held annually for low-rise buildings and every two months for high-rise buildings?

Did you know that most fire departments do not conduct fire drills?

A fire drill is a rehearsed evacuation. This fire safety seminar trains your building occupants and employees in fire drill safety. Participants learn about the duties of key personnel prior to a fire drill.

We will also conduct an actual fire drill and provide you with an immediate on-site critique followed by a written report by mail.

Schedule a fire drill training seminar today.

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