Course Summary:

Many people have found themselves in situations where they have been surprised by a small fire, heavy smoke, or a fire emergency—and many were not prepared. This 20-minute course will help your congregants have the right tools and awareness in case a fire occurs at church, including how to understand basic fire extinguisher operation and how to respond quickly and calmly to an emergency situation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand which materials and conditions pose the greatest fire risk to your congregation
  • Recognize different varieties of fire extinguishers and the proper usage for each class
  • Make sure your church has an evacuation plan, including a designated assembly area
  • Respond quickly, calmly, and effectively if there is an emergency fire situation

Key Topics Include:

  • Fires and Flammable Material
  • The Top Five Causes of Fire Emergencies in Churches
  • #1: Kitchen Fires
  • #2: Heating Equipment
  • #3: Arson
  • #4: Electrical Issues
  • #5: Candles
  • Fire Prevention Plans
  • Fire Safety Plans
  • Evacuation Plans
  • Small Fires and Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Extinguisher Placement and Inspection
  • Using a Fire Extinguisher
  • Addressing the Mess
  • Large Fires