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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Releases New Portable Fire Extinguisher Training Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Mar. 15, 2012 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has released Portable Fire Extinguishers: Protecting People And Property, a new fire safety training program to help employees identify and use the most common types of portable fire extinguishers.

Because time is of the essence when it comes to fires, employees need to know when to fight and when to flee a fire, and if they fight, how to properly operate a fire extinguisher.

Portable Fire Extinguishers: Protecting People And Property, available on DVD and as an interactive online course, begins with fire basics, including the four elements needed to start a fire and the five classes of fire. It then identifies different portable fire extinguishers and how to properly distribute, inspect, and maintain them. Finally, it explains what to do when a fire occurs: It describes the RACE method for deciding when to use an extinguisher, shows the PASS principle for extinguishing a fire, and explains the steps to take after an extinguisher has been used.

Portable Fire Extinguishers: Protecting People And Property is available now in English and will be available in Spanish and Portuguese. Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing A free online preview is accessible at


DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 13 DuPont business groups, is an integrated global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings are combined into four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Training Solutions and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently and improve worker skills and performance. Our training solutions have been used by more than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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