The Emergency Services Training unit provides Fire Safety and Fire Extinguisher training upon request.


Rutgers Emergency Services provides a variety of Fire Safety Training to Faculty, Staff, and Students. Representatives from our Department can speak to your group on fire safety and hot work safety.

Please contact our training unit at 848-932-4875 to make arrangements for your department or email


University buildings are equipped with fire extinguishers in accordance with the requirements of the construction and/or fire safety codes. Students, Faculty and Staff are not expected to utilize these devices to fight fires due to the danger of their personal safety, the hazards associated with the products of combustion and the threat of spreading fire.

A fire extinguisher may be utilized to clear a safe path to an exit or "shoot your way out" of a building if you are trapped. Before using a fire extinguisher, you should know how to properly select and operate one. Please read the RU Fire Extinguisher Use Guide (PDF).

To request a departmental lecture and "hands on" extinguisher training session, please contact our Training Coordinator at 848-932-4875 or email


View our training video online.