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Fire Safety Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or Canada.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It's a PowerPoint presentation you can use to train a group of trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Fire Safety Training Course is regulation-compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on types of fire safety equipment, fire preparedness, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for fire safety:

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 1910.39(b) – Written and Oral Fire Prevention Plans
  • 1910.38(b) – Written and Oral Emergency Action Plans
  • 1910.36(d) – An Exit Door Must be Unlocked
  • 1910.157(d)(1) – Portable Fire Extinguishers Shall be Provided
  • 1910.157(e)(1) – “The employer shall be responsible for the inspection, maintenance and testing of all portable fire extinguishers.”
  • 1910.106(a)(19) – “Flammable liquid means any liquid having a flashpoint at or below 199.4 °F (93 °C).”

CAL-OSHA Standards

  • 1922. Portable Fire Fighting Equipment
  • 1924. Fire Alarm Devices
  • 1933. Fire Control
  • 6151. Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • 3216. Exit Signs
  • 3220. Emergency Action Plan
  • 3221. Fire Preventions Plan
  • 3222. Arrangement and Distance to Exits
  • Article 159. Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Canada Standards

  • NEC Article 110.16 – Arc Flash Hazard Warning/ Article 240.87 Arc Energy Reduction, National Electric Code
  • National Research Council Canada – The National Fire Code of Canada 2015
  • CEC C22.1 – Canadian Electrical Code
  • Alberta – Alberta OHS Act, Regulation, and Code
  • C., Workers Compensation Act – Part 3 Occupational Health and Safety
  • National Canadian Fire Alarm Code and Standards – S500F Standards
  • CAN/ULC-S524-06 – Standard for the installation of fire alarm systems
  • CAN/ULC-S536-04 – Inspection and testing for fire alarm systems
  • CAN/ULC-S536-13 – Inspection and testing for fire alarm systems
  • CAN/ULC-S537-04 – Verification of fire alarm systems

Train the Trainer Certification

The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

Why Do I Need Safety Training?

In line with regulations, anyone who works in an environment that has the potential to create fires must receive training prior to operating in the environment on their own.

When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

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Did You Know?

In the United States, a fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds. (Source: NFPA)

In 1910, 145 workers, mostly teenage immigrant girls, were killed in a fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City. This event created public outrage that contributed to the creation of numerous worker safety laws in the United States. (Source:

$287 million are lost each year in direct property damage from structure fires involving hot work. (Source: NFPA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is fire safety?

Fire safety is the process of planning and designing buildings or other infrastructure to either reduce the risk of a fire breaking out. If a fire does break out, fire safety planning slows the spread of fire. You should know and follow the 3 P’s of fire safety: prevent, plan, and practice.

What are the 4 main principles of fire safety?

Fire safety training is summarized by four main principles. First, reduce hazards in your workplace. Second, be aware of any rooms or materials that are prone to fire. Third, regularly inspect your fire alarms and suppression systems to make sure they work properly and are up to date. And fourth, make sure all emergency exits are clearly marked so that you and others can escape quickly in case a fire breaks out.

What is basic fire prevention?

A basic fire prevention system includes an alarm system and sprinklers. Other components include smoke detectors, heat detectors, and evacuation systems.

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!
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