Fire Extinguishers - Town of Ajax
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Fire Extinguishers

A fire extinguisher can help control many types of fires while you are waiting for the Fire Department to arrive. 

  • You can buy them where you buy smoke and CO detectors. 
  • Read the instructions that come with your extinguisher.
  • Everyone in the house should know how to use the extinguisher  
  • Have an extinguisher on each level of your home. 
  • Keep one in the kitchen, not too close to the stove. 
  • Don't forget the garage, workshop, basement, camper, boat and vacation home.
  • Check them monthly to be sure each unit is holding its charge
  • Have them serviced annually by a qualified contractor

Always remember: Always call 9-1-1 before you try to put out a fire yourself!  

Tips on fire extinguishers:

There are two types of fire extinguishers:

  • Use multi-purpose (A/B/C type) for all types of fires such as paper, wood, grease and electrical fires 
  • You can use a B/C type fire extinguishers to fight grease and electrical fires.

Training:

Fire extinguisher training can be provided upon request to industry, workplace, or community groups.

The presentation involves an environmentally friendly extinguisher prop that uses real fire and allows for a hands-on experience that teaches effective use of a fire extinguisher.

To arrange training, please contact our Fire Prevention and Public Safety Division at 905-683-3050, Option 2.