Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? Get up to speed on your fire safety education. It may save your life.

For example, there are varying extinguisher models designed to fight three types of fires: Class A, Class B, Class C.

Class A: Ordinary combustibles including wood, cloth, paper, rubber, and many plastics.

Class B: Flammable liquids such as gasoline, oil, grease, tar, oil-based paint, lacquer, and flammable gas.

Class C: Energized electrical equipment including wiring, fuse boxes, circuit breakers, machinery, and appliances.

Learn more by taking advantage of the fire safety education offered for free at local fire departments.

DC Fire and EMS

Request a free DC Fire Prevention Presentation
“The Fire Safety Education Section offers fire safety and fire prevention presentations by appointment at no cost. Our programs are offered throughout the community for all ages. We are available for community groups, nursery schools, day care centers, schools (pre-k to 12th grade), colleges, office buildings and senior citizen centers.”

Request form online
Call (202) 727-1614

Montgomery County, Md.

Fire safety education for children and adults
Call to request a presentation/training: 240-777-2463

Prince George’s County, Md.

Request a Fire Safety Advisory Inspection
“The Fire/EMS Department will visit your home and conduct a free Fire Safety Advisory Inspection.”

Request a Fire Safety Advisory Inspection of your home:
311 (call within Prince George's County)
301 883 4748 (M-F, 7a - 7p)

PG Fire EMS Community Outreach: 301-883-5250
More contacts

Loudoun County, Va.

FORM to request fire safety education

Public Education Manager: 703-737-8093

Fairfax County, Va.

Community Outreach Programs to teach fire safety
"To schedule a smoke alarm installation (including a visual smoke alarm for deaf and hard of hearing persons), or a home inspection..." please call: Public Affairs and Life Safety Education Section, 703-246-3801 or TTY 711

Arlington County, Va.

Request a free home safety check for fire hazards and evacuation plans by calling your local fire station or 703 228 4610 (TTY).

Request free smoke alarm.