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Why Fire Extinguisher Safety Training is Important for Volunteers

By anonymous
July 10, 2013

When the unthinkable happens and a fire starts, you will be grateful for having a fire extinguisher handy. However, having a fire extinguisher in these situations is useless if first responders don’t know how to use them. If your non profit has volunteers working for you, it would be wise to train them on how to properly use a fire extinguisher. Nonprofit fire safety can save some lives, and that reason alone should be enough. However, here are some others.

Volunteers are usually young people looking to pad their resume, or their college application. Depending on their level of work/life experience, they may lack certain skills. You may get lucky and find that some of your volunteers are already fire trained, and know how to properly operate a fire extinguisher. For all future volunteers, it would be a good investment.

If a fire breaks out, a well placed fire extinguisher can mean the difference between a small fire, or your nonprofit being set ablaze. Knowing the different types of fire extinguishers will help ensure the desired results. Volunteers will learn all of this and more during a fire extinguisher safety course. It will not only be good for your nonprofit, but the volunteers will likely jump at the opportunity to learn new skills. Nonprofit fire safety benefits everyone involved.

Fire extinguisher safety is important for everyone to learn because fire does not discriminate. We are all at risk of our homes and businesses being burnt to the ground. Volunteers working at your nonprofit may lack the skills to properly protect your investment during a fire. Teaching them fire extinguisher safety not only helps them, but it helps you too. Protect your investment and train your volunteers.

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