Fire Extinguisher Training Online

20 minutes
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Intended Audience

This course is required for University personnel whose job duties require them to use fire extinguishers to extinguish fires. Training is required initially, and retraining is required annually.

This course is recommended for University personnel who work with flammable, pyrophoric, reactive materials, as well as those in laboratory settings, kitchens, hot work environments, and shops.


This course teaches hazards involved with incipient (early) stage firefighting and the general principles of fire extinguisher use. This is the prerequisite for the Fire Extinguisher Training - Hands-On course.

Related Links

WAC 296-800-300

WAC 296-24-567

International Fire Code 406.3.3

UW Fire Safety and Prevention

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201