Fire safety training is a vital component of ensuring the well-being of individuals in various settings, including workplaces, homes, and public spaces. Fires can occur unexpectedly, and being prepared can mean the difference between life and death. In this blog post, we will explore the significance of fire safety training, highlighting some statistics and introducing Pyrosoft, a leading provider of emissions-free fire safety solutions.

The Alarming Reality of Fires:

  • In 2023, an estimated 374,300 total residential structure fires caused 3,800 civilian deaths; 14,700 civilian injuries; and $14.8 billion in direct property damage.

  • On average, a fire department responds to a fire somewhere in the US every 24 seconds. A home structure fire was reported every 63 seconds, a home fire death occurred every three hours and fourteen minutes, and a home fire injury occurred every 53 minutes.

The Importance of Fire Safety Training:

Fire safety training is essential for several reasons:

  • Prevention: Understanding fire hazards and taking preventive measures can help avoid fires from occurring in the first place.
  • Response: Knowing how to respond appropriately in the event of a fire can save lives and minimize damage.
  • Compliance: Many jurisdictions require fire safety training as part of regulatory compliance.
Pyrosoft Fire Simulation Fire Training

Introducing Arbill’s latest innovation, Pyrosoft a cutting-edge portable fire safety training technology that offers:

  • Realistic fire scenes with vibrant, full-color backgrounds
  • Industrial-grade fire simulators that create immersive training experiences
  • Record-keeping on agent and fuel used during each attempt
  • Adjustable difficulty levels to challenge your team
  • Custom fire scene creation with the Video Studio feature
  • Upgradable software and hardware

Keep your workplace safe with these fire safety tips:

  • Conduct regular fire drills. Regular fire drills help employees become familiar with evacuation procedures and emergency response plans.
  • Identify potential fire hazards in the workplace, such as electrical equipment and flammable materials.
  • Provide fire extinguisher training. Train employees on how to properly use fire extinguishers and ensure they are easily accessible:
    Do you know how to P.A.S.S.?
    The PASS method is a simple and effective way to remember how to use a fire extinguisher. It stands for:
    P – Pull the safety pin or ring to release the lock
    A – Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
    S – Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent
    S – Sweep the nozzle back and forth, covering the area of the fire with the extinguishing agent
  • Develop an emergency response plan that outlines procedures for responding to fires, including evacuation routes and assembly points.
  • Ensure proper ventilation in the workplace to prevent the accumulation of flammable vapors.
  • Store flammable materials safely and in well-ventilated areas, away from heat sources and open flames like designated areas, such as flammable storage cabinets or rooms, which are specifically designed to minimize fire risks.
  • Ensure containers are tightly closed and labeled properly.
  • Store liquids in leak-proof containers and dispose of rags and other materials that may have come into contact with flammable substances properly.
  • Keep storage areas clean, dry, and free from debris.
  • Consider locking up flammable materials in a secure cabinet or room to prevent unauthorized access.
  • Keep the workplace clean and tidy to reduce the risk of fires starting.
  • Provide fire safety training for new employees as part of a new employee orientation.
  • Conduct regular fire safety inspections to identify potential fire hazards and take corrective action.
  • Have a fire safety policy in place that outlines the company’s commitment to fire safety and the procedures to follow in case of a fire.
  • Inspect fire extinguishers regularly:

    Monthly inspections:

    • Check that fire extinguishers are easily accessible and not obstructed.
    • Ensure they are fully charged and show no signs of damage or tampering.
    • Verify the pressure gauge is in the green zone.

    Annual inspections:

    • Have fire extinguishers inspected and maintained by a qualified professional.
    • Ensure they are hydrostatically tested and recharged as needed.

Fire Extinguishers: Choosing the Right One

Fire extinguishers are a crucial part of fire safety, but it is important to know which type to use in different situations. There are several classes of fires, each requiring a specific type of extinguisher.

  • Class A: Ordinary combustibles (paper, wood, cloth)
  • Class B: Flammable liquids (gasoline, oil, paint)
  • Class C: Electrical fires (appliances, wiring)
  • Class D: Combustible metals (magnesium, titanium)
  • Class K: Cooking oils and greases

Types of Fire Extinguishers:

  • Water Extinguishers (Class A): Effective against ordinary combustibles, but not suitable for electrical or flammable liquid fires.
  • Foam Extinguishers (Class B): Used for flammable liquid fires, but not effective against electrical fires.
  • Dry Chemical Extinguishers (Class B & C): Versatile and effective against both flammable liquid and electrical fires.
  • Carbon Dioxide Extinguishers (Class B & C): Used for electrical fires and flammable liquid fires, but not effective against ordinary combustibles.
  • Wet Chemical Extinguishers (Class K): Designed for cooking oil and grease fires.


Fire safety training is a critical investment for any organization or individual. By understanding fire hazards and knowing how to respond, you can save lives and property. Speak to an Arbill Safety Advisor to learn more about Pyrosoft and the right PPE and training needed to keep your workers safe.

For more information and to purchase fire extinguishers, blankets, and other fire safety products, visit For more information on fire safety codes, visit OSHA and NFPA to learn more.


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