Learn to extinguish fires

Cornell’s Environmental Health & Safety department will offer a new program for staff, faculty and students on the selection and use of portable fire extinguishers, to be held the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m., in Room 243 of the East Hill Office Building, beginning June 8.

Participants will be instructed in the different classes of fire, how to operate extinguishers and which extinguishing agent is appropriate for each type of fire.

Those who attend the session will use the Bullex Bullseye electronic fire extinguisher training system to practice and experience extinguishing fires. EH&S recently purchased this trainer to be able to provide extinguisher training in a clean, safe, ecofriendly manner.

Class size is limited. Register through CU Learn. Faculty and staff can access CU Learn from the Employee Essentials website, at https://ee.ohr.cornell.edu/, click on CU Learn tab, enter CU Learn button, select: Search Catalog or Browse Catalog to find the specific training activity. Students can access CU Learn from uPortal (https://uportal.cornell.edu/uPortal/) > Bear Access > Training Folder > CU Learn - Health and Safety Compliance Training, select: Search Catalog or Browse Catalog to find the training activity.