Fire extinguishers at Iowa State University meet regulatory requirements and allow trained employees to attempt to extinguish small fires. EH&S offers hands-on and online training courses in Workday Learning and Canvas (students) that covers all aspects of fire extinguisher use. Fire extinguisher training is required by all university staff on an annual basis. If you need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
EH&S installs, maintains, and inspects fire extinguishers at Iowa State University. Departments are responsible for charges related to fire extinguishers in departmental areas. Please contact EH&S with concerns about the placement or selection of fire extinguishers. Any extinguisher found to be faulty, discharged, or missing must be reported to EH&S at (515) 294-5359 or email@example.com.
Only attempt to use an extinguisher if…
- You have been trained.
- The fire alarm has been activated and 911 called.
- The fire is small and there is very little smoke.
- You have an exit.
- Extinguisher is rated for materials involved in the fire.
Use the P.A.S.S. Method
- Pull the pin
- Aim nozzle at the base of the fire
- Squeeze the handle
- Sweep side to side