Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Fire Educators Use New Training Tool to Educate on Proper Use of Fire Extinguishers

February 10, 2017

Sgt. Babette Davis and Sgt. Pennie Lamanac, Fire Educators with Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services, traveled to the Cherokee County Senior Services Center today to teach staff members about the proper usage of a fire extinguisher.

The educators are now using a new laser driven fire extinguisher system to train the general public. The new system uses a conical laser to replicate extinguisher discharge, rather than depending on a dry-chemical or CO2 extinguisher, making it a cleaner way to train. It also eliminates the time consuming cleanup and expense associated with using an actual extinguisher, allowing you to train more people in less time.

The new system also eliminates the hazards associated with conventional fire extinguisher training. Because only a laser is emitted from the training extinguisher, extinguisher training can now be conducted virtually anywhere indoors or out – where fires may actually occur.

After watching a short video, staff members from the senior center were invited to come forward and use the new laser driven fire extinguisher to put out a simulated fire that appeared on a large panel. After each successful evolution, the time it took to extinguish the fire is displayed on the panel. 

If your group or organization would like to schedule a training session on fire extinguishers, contact Sgt. Davis at 770-721-7809 or Sgt. Lamanac at 678-493-6293.

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Sgt. Pennie Lamanac speaks to the staff at the Cherokee County Senior Services Center about fire safety issues around the home and businesses.
Sgt. Pennie Lamanac speaks to the staff at the Cherokee County Senior Services Center about fire safety issues around the home and businesses. (click image for slideshow)
Sgt. Babette Davis talks about the different types of fire extinguishers.
Sgt. Babette Davis talks about the different types of fire extinguishers.
De Gale takes aim at the simulated fire.
De Gale takes aim at the simulated fire.
Tiffany Hendrix takes her turn with the new fire extinguisher with laser technology.
Tiffany Hendrix takes her turn with the new fire extinguisher with laser technology.