Portable Fire Extinguishers

XFD007 – 4.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering portable fire extinguishers. The course describes different classes and types of portable fire extinguishers. The lesson also details how to select and use portable fire extinguishers. 

(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details) 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide 

A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook opens in a new tab for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines. 

PPE must be NFPA-approved. See the Student Safety Manual to review PPE requirements for level 4.

Attendance Requirements

This course requires participates to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. The participants must complete each training module and successfully complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or pass the end of course exam to receive course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional requirements. 

Essentials for Fire Fighting, Seventh Edition recommended. 

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish among the five classifications of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Distinguish among the various types of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Describe the process of selecting and using a portable fire extinguisher.
  • Skill Sheet 6-1: Extinguish an incipient Class A, B, or C fire with a portable fire extinguisher.

Suggested Audience

All emergency response and personnel. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
  • Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Service Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form. ESTI Extension Course Request

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]