Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace and about what to do in a fire emergency.
Supervisors should train employees about the fire hazards associated with the specific materials and processes to which they are exposed, and maintain written documentation of the training.
If your policy is to require employees to immediately evacuate if a fire emergency occurs, follow the training program you have developed in your emergency action plan.
If you require employees to respond to workplace fires or uncontrollable releases of hazardous substances, you will need to train them in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER). For more information see our HAZWOPER Program page
Many of the topics taught in the FPP training may be presented in the classroom. As mentioned before, if employees are expected to use portable fire extinguishers, they must participate in "hands-on" exercises that help them understand the procedures. Hands-on training also gives employees an opportunity to demonstrate to trainers that they have the skills required to use fire extinguishers.
At a minimum, FPP Training should include all of the following topics: