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 covering all aspects of fire extinguisher use. Fire extinguisher training is required by all university staff on an annual basis.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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