When detected early, portable fire extinguishers can put out small fires saving lives and property. Watch the training video below to learn how to operate a portable fire extinguisher.  If a fire spreads beyond a small area, do not attempt to extinguish the fire. Evacuate the area immediately and call 9-1-1.

How to Operate a Fire Extinguisher

To recharge or service fire extinguishers, visit the Yellow Pages online www.yellowpages.com or www.myyp.com and search for “fire extinguishers” and to locate instructor-led fire extinguisher training for a business or workplace, search for “safety consultants”. Companies that service fire extinguishers may also have fire extinguisher training programs available.

To properly dispose of fire extinguishers, visit Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program at www.hhw.org or call 408.299.7300.

For more information about programs and services, please contact the Community Education Office at 408.378.4010 or email.