Can children use fire extinguishers, and if so, what age is appropriate?

Children should only really use a fire extinguisher under adult supervision. Most importantly it’s essential to teach them how to use one safely. There isn’t a specific age requirement for fire extinguishers. It’s generally recommended that children be at least 12 to 14 years old before being entrusted with operating a fire extinguisher. At this age, they may have the physical and cognitive abilities needed to handle a fire emergency. It’s crucial to emphasise to children fire safety education, prevention, and escape plans. These are more important for children than extinguishing fires themselves.