The Gates Fire District offers fire extinguisher training that consists of 25 minutes inside businesses covering building evacuation, the PASS system, the different classes of fire, first priorities, and the proper use of a fire extinguisher. In addition, about 25 minutes will be spent outdoors teaching the proper use of a fire extinguisher on a live fire. Outside, we practice technique and safety. In addition, as part of this training, we bring our BULL EX fire extinguisher simulator on-site and neither your people nor your parking lot gets dirty. Last year we trained over 900 people in businesses all over Gates.
We would also like to help you conduct an effective fire drill. We will monitor your drill to ensure two important objectives are met such as getting everyone out quickly and safely. In addition, we would like to confirm your alarm is received in our headquarters within a timely fashion. Last year we evacuated nearly 3,000 people in fire drills practiced throughout local businesses within the Town of Gates.
These programs are completely free of charge, and we encourage our local businesses to take advantage of them once a year. We would be happy to have our Fire Prevention Officer, Joseph Manuse, schedule a time to review the presentation prior to the training to help you gain a better understanding of the program.