Fire Extinguisher Safety Training in June and July

A student puts out a controlled fire during safety training. Photo by the Emory University Department of Chemistry.
A student puts out a controlled fire during safety training. Photo by the Emory University Department of Chemistry.

The Department of Chemistry is hosting fire extinguisher safety training in June and July. The first two sessions took place on Thursday, June 23rd and Friday, June 24th. During training, each participant will have the opportunity to put out a small fire in a controlled situation.

“Fire extinguisher training is valuable not only for laboratory safety, but may also save lives and diminish the extent of fire damage if you encounter a small fire at home (kitchen, electrical appliance, automobile) or elsewhere outside of the work environment,” says safety coordinator Frank McDonald

Training takes place on the service road next to the Peavine Visitor Parking surface lot. The focus is on teaching participants the PASS sequence–Pull, Aim, Squeeze, and Sweep–so that they will be prepared to respond quickly in an emergency.

There are four trainings still to come:

  • Friday June 24, 1:00 pm
  • Thursday June 30, 10:00 am
  • Friday July 1, 1:00 pm
  • Thursday July 7, 10:00 am

To sign up, please visit http://doodle.com/poll/sc82ude2zyhshigp. OSHA recommends annual fire safety training for everyone working in chemistry. For more information about safety in the Emory University Department of Chemistry, please visit the Department of Chemistry Safety website.