Fire Safety Training


While various national, state and local ordinances require portable fire extinguishers to be placed in accessible areas of all occupied commercial buildings, the actual use of one is foreign to most people. The most common item stressed to all individuals is to leave a building upon hearing and seeing the fire alarm. While this is important, fire extinguishers can be used on incipient stage fires if the user has been trained. The code covering this comes from the Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910 Subpart G. 1910.157(g). For more information, visit OSHA Fire Extinguisher Training Requirements page.

Fire Extinguisher Training

Fire Extinguisher Training

In-person training outlining the most common types of extinguishers, selection of proper fire extinguisher and proper fire extinguisher usage. Includes live-fire hands-on demonstration.

Format: In-person; register online through OTM Catalog. Once at the OTM Catalog page please click on Environment, Health and Safety and find the Fire Extinguisher Training-Hands On course that fits your schedule.

For groups of 50 or more, or to schedule for a specific date, contact  Don Siebert to set-up your training.

Prerequisite: None

Renewal: Yearly - Refresher Training (online)


We currently offer the following prescheduled training dates. Alternate dates are available upon request. Contact Derek Anderson at to schedule a time.  Prescheduled classes will be held near the fountain in front of Engineering Hall. 


To register for the class select the link and sign in.                                                                    

April 20, 2017 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

May 18, 2017 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

June 15,2017 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

July 20, 2017 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

August 17, 2017 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

October 19, 2017 - 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Problems Registering? Contact Derek Anderson

Fire Extinguisher Refresher Training

Fire Extinguisher Refresher Training

This online training can be used as a refresher for those of you who have already taken the initial fire extinguisher training course.

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Format: Users will automatically be registered for this Learn@UW course upon completion of the initial fire extinguisher training.

Prerequisite: Initial Fire Extinguisher Training Course

Renewal: Yearly

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1. Login to Learn@UW at with your UW NetID or a visitor login.

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2. From the right hand side of your screen, click the dropdown arrow next to Desire2Learn. Select Self-Registration from the list.

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3. Select the desired course from the list.

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4. After selecting the course, the Description dialog will appear. This screen provides course name and basic information about the course. Press the Register button.

4. On the Registration Form, enter your name and answer the required questions. When finished, click Submit.

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Schiller, Jeff
Environmental Health Manager (Fire & Life Safety)
608-225-7693 (cell); 608-265-9080 (office)

John Rindfleisch
Environmental Health Specialist Senior

Siebert, Don
Fire Safety Specialist

Anderson, Derek
Environmental Health Specialist Senior