Scope/Overview

Upon successful completion of this course the participant will have the knowledge and skills required to be a competent member of an Industrial Fire Brigade Response Team. Through exposure to hands-on scenarios, theory and practice, the learner will develop the ability, skills and knowledge to handle fires of an increased complexity

Level I: A review of fire theory and behaviour, classes of fire, extinguisher use and plant emergency procedures is followed by field exercises with extinguisher or foam. Individual and team exercises are performed. A classroom review of BLEVE hazard is followed by field exercises on propane fires.

Level II: A review of SCBA, ICS and team response to fires is followed by field exercises on propane, gasoline (flange fires) and diesel fires. Students use extinguishers, in-line foam, hoses and wheeled units while responding in full turnout gear (including SCBA). Opportunity is given for team leaders to control their members during exercises under the instructor's supervision.

Key Topics

  • Physical and Chemical Properties of Fuels
  • Identification of storage container characteristics and Usage of Fuels
  • Identification of fire hazard considerations, fire behaviour
  • Fire detection and alarm systems.
  • Selection and application of various types of extinguishing agents and extinguishers
  • Hose systems, safety principles,
  • Coordinated Fire Attacks and Strategies for Various Fuels
  • Selecting Tactics in View of Hazard/risk size up
  • Search and rescue
  • Incident Management
  • Use of Resources 

Course Length

     1 to 2 days

Prerequisite(s)

     Participants are required to be physically capable of performing strenuous activities associated with fire service duties.

Delivery

  • Classroom lectures
  • Demonstrations
  • Class discussion
  • Group exercises
  • Hands on practice
  • Live burn scenario training 

Nature of work

Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. Personnel trained in fire fighting techniques can help protect against these dangers by understanding the dangers and having the training to rapidly respond to a variety of emergencies.