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SPECIALIZED FIREFIGHTING

Industrial Firefighting

Fire Investigation

Driver Pump Operator

Wildfire Supression

HAZMAT Supervision

Chlorine and Ammonia Handling

INDUSTRIAL FIREFIGHTING

This is an advanced industrial firefighting course, where learners are taught the necessary skills to take charge of a fire team and to make decisions in firefighting methods. A special section on flame bending can be added to suit the specific needs of some learners or clients. The course will enable the learner to define fire ground management, demonstrate the importance of effective team work, exhibit the competent use of firefighting equipment and experience intense heat fires in realistic conditions.

KEY CONTENT

 

  • Classification of fire
  • Use of extinguishers
  • Knots and lines
  • Hose reels
  • Fire hose drills
  • Fire fighting and control
  • Pump operations
  • Fire hazard identification foam and foam making equipment
  • Flammable liquids and gasses
  • Fire safety
  • Automatic fire equipment
  • Other subjects available on request

 

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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FIRE INVESTIGATION

This course presents methods for determining the cause and place of fire origin, investigative techniques for accidental and incendiary fire, evidence recognition and preservation, and conducting interviews of suspects and witnesses.

KEY CONTENT

 

  • Basic fire science
  • fire patterns
  • building systems
  • electricity and fire
  • fuel gas systems
  • fire related human behavior
  • legal considerations
  • safety
  • sources of information
  • planning the investigation
  • Documentation of the investigation
  • physical evidence
  • origin & cause determination
  • analyzing the incident for cause and responsibility
  • failure analysis and analytical tools, explosions and incendiary fires
  • fire and explosion deaths and injuries
  • appliances
  • motor vehicle fires
  • wild fire investigationS
  • management of complex investigations and marine fire investigations.

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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DRIVER PUMP OPERATOR

Fire apparatus drivers/operators are responsible for safely transporting firefighters, apparatus, and equipment to and from the scene of an emergency or other call to service. Once on the scene, driver/operators must be capable of operating their assigned apparatus competently, swiftly, and safely. They must also ensure that the apparatus and the equipment it carries are ready at all times. This Basic Driver/Pump Operator Course teaches firefighters the skills and knowledge required to safely drive and operate fire apparatus.

KEY CONTENT

  • ensure that the apparatus and the equipment it carries are ready at all times
  • perform routine tests, inspections and servicing functions on a periodic basis
  • understand the importance of vehicle safety checks
  • understand how to operate the apparatus properly, swiftly and safely
  • understand the responsibilities of the fire apparatus
  • driver/pump operator
  • operate pump and foam systems
  • operate accessory devices
  • understand the importance of the tactical positioning of the fire apparatus
  • ensure pumping and drafting operations work smoothly during firefighting activities
  • work with fire department technical equipment.

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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WILDFIRE SUPRESSION

This is the entry-level course for all personnel who will be taking part in any form in basic wildfire suppression or related activities on a fireline. The course establishes the fundamentals and ensures a good grounding and understanding of wildfire and the factors which influence wildfire. There is a strong focus on safety, fireline communication as well as practical knowledge about hand tools and the use of water and hoses, which an entry-level firefighter will be expected to use. Safe and effective fire suppression tactics are explained including a section dedicated to the mop up stage of wildfires. 

KEY CONTENT

  • Basic fire theory and behaviour.
  • How fire is affected by fuel, weather & topography
  • Manual methods and procedures for wildfire suppression including tools and water.
  • Fireline safety: How to retain situational awareness and safe fireline practices.
  • The effective and efficient use of water hose equipment.
  • How to conduct mop-up operations.

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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HAZMAT SUPERVISION

This course covers all the topics specified in HAZMAT supervisor training requirements. You can expect to learn about supervisor regulations, site safety plans, medical surveillance, personal protective equipment, spill containment, worker training requirements and more.

KEY CONTENT

  • Understand the various laws relating to hazardous materials handling and response.
  • Review the role of the Supervisor at the hazardous waste site.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of a site safety plan and how to implement it at the hazardous waste site.
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop a site safety plan.
  • Demonstrate a more in-depth knowledge of the following topics:
  • Principles of medical surveillance
  • Selection and use of personal protective equipment
  • Spill containment programs
  • Health hazard monitoring techniques
  • Training programs required for workers on hazardous waste sites
  • Decontamination activities

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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CLORINE AND AMMONIA HANDLING

This course teaches storage techniques, safe work practices as well as proper emergency response procedures.

KEY CONTENT

  • Introduction into Chlorine
  • Chlorine cylinders
  • Handling, storage, connection, disconnecting and plant lay out
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Detecting and dealing with leaks
  • Emergencies involving Chlorine
  • First Aid Measures

 

  • Introduction into ammonia
  • Handling and storage
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • First Aid Measures
  • Emergencies involving ammonia

Assessment Criteria

Theoretical and Practical Assessments 

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