Fire Prevention & Protection

New Fire Extinguisher Training Video for Building Owners

The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association has released a new video to train building owners on the proper use of fire extinguishers. The video, titled A Building Owners’ Guide to Using Portable Fire Extinguishers, supports the association’s mission to save lives and protect property through fire safety education.

“Fire extinguishers are only effective if people are prepared, confident and know how to use them,” said William Vegso, president of Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association. “The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association produced this short video as a quick and easy way to ensure building owners receive accurate instructions for using fire extinguishers and make sure building owners and occupants remain safe in the event of a fire emergency.”

The fire extinguisher training video can be viewed and shared via YouTube ( and SlideShare (

This is the fifth educational video created and posted on the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association’s YouTube and SlideShare accounts. Other educational videos include: How to Use a Portable Fire Extinguisher, Your First Defense When Disaster Strikes (NFPA 1126), UL300 – Protecting Commercial Restaurant Kitchens, and Standpipe Rack Hose System for Fire Protection in Commercial Buildings.

About the Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association
The Fire Equipment Manufacturers’ Association is a more than 60-year-old non-profit trade association dedicated to saving lives and protecting property by providing education of a balanced fire protection design. For additional information—including videos, interactive questionnaires, and training websites about fire safety and protection—visit or call (216) 241-7333. For a complete listing of member companies, visit the Member Profiles page of the association’s website at