Fire Fighting

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Introduction:

Fire accidents can result in catastrophic personal injury and devastating damage. Every year, billions of dollars in property damage occurs as a result of fire. Victims of fire accidents can suffer serious harm, including burn injury to their entire body and this can happen anywhere, at workplace as well as at home. This Fire Fighting Course is aimed to give the candidates orientation on dealing with small fires which are in a stage such that they can be controlled. Fire fighting strategy involves the following basic procedures :

  • arriving at the scene of the fire as rapidly as possible,
  • assessing the nature of the fire by determining its intensity and extent,
  • the type and abundance of fuel, the danger of entering the fire area,
  • and the most effective techniques for extinguishing the fire,
  • locating and rescuing endangered persons,
  • containing the fire by protecting adjacent areas,
  • ventilating the fire area to allow for the escape of heat and toxic gases,
  • finally, extinguishing the fire.
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Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course the candidates will be able to distinguish between the different classes of fire, the different extinguishers available and the method to use them. They shall also become aware of how to react in case of a fire emergency. Topics covered are:

  • Introduction- Theory of Fire
  • Fire Triangle- Fuel, Heat, Oxygen
  • Fire development
  • Classification of fire
  • Principles of extinguishment
  • Extinguishing agents
  • Using a Fire extinguisher
  • Extinguisher maintenance
  • Fire safety & rescue drags

Who can take the Course?

Target group may include everyone within organisation but particularly:

  • Emergency response and rescue personnel
  • Fire technicians
  • Safety officers
  • Fire wardens
  • Fire marshals

Benefits:

Firefighting training is aimed at teaching basic firefighting skills in order to minimize loss of life and property, by extinguishing fires in their early stages. The best method of stopping a fire is to prevent it. The actions taken to control a fire during the first few minutes will determine whether it can be contained or not. When faced with extraordinary situations, anything can happen. With proper firefighting training and education, you will be able to make the right decisions in these emergency situations.


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