Fire and Life Safety

If you have questions about specific roles and responsibilities of Fire Safety please consult with the document at this link:  Fire Safety Procedure

For more detailed descriptions of elements of the Fire Safety Procedure please click on the respective link.  

Fire Extinguisher Training

All Staff, Faculty and Students are invited to attend Fire Extinguisher training sessions scheduled for May, June, July, August and September.  There are two parts to the training:  an in-class presentation and hands-on training.

1. In-Class Presentation:  takes 30 minutes with a PowerPoint presentation covering the types of fires, fire extinguishers and proper extinguishing techniques.  In-Class Registration Link.

2. Hands-On Training:  Attendees will be given practical experience operating a fire extinguisher using a training simulator.  You do not need to register.  Just come to one of the sessions scheduled below at any time between the hours listed.


Fort Garry campus:
DATES:  May 23, June 5, July 9, August 22 and September 19
TIME:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
LOCATION:  Environmental Safety Building (Address: 27 Service 2 Street SW) directly south of the U-LOT Parking and west of the Fisheries Institute.

Bannatyne campus: 
DATES:  May 30, June 20, July 18, August 29 and September 12
TIME:  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  3rd level of U of M Parkade (Bannatyne & Tecumseh)

Please attend both the in-class and practical hands-on sessions in order to receive the full training required to properly extinguish a fire.

We suggest that you attend an in-class session prior to attending a practical session but it is not required so long as both are completed.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Caroline Gebel, Safety Officer, EHS