Perform Basic Fire Fighting & Apply Fire Fighting Techniques
What you'll learn
- Discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace.
- Identify the type of fire, its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedure.
- Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment.
- Fight containable/extinguishable fires.
- Retreat from fire site and hand over to appropriate personnel.
- Report/record status of fire and equipment.
- Identify different types of fires.
- Explain and practice fire prevention.
- Operate basic firefighting equipment.
- Perform basic firefighting procedures.
- No previous Fire Fighting skills or experience required, you will learn all you need to know on this course. Time Management Skills, Persistence, Reading and Writing Skills & A Good Study Environment will be beneficial.
The Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria for this course are:
1. To discuss and explain procedures for dealing with fires in the workplace.
2. Identify the type of fire, and its context and select the appropriate fire fighting procedure.
3. Identify, select and check appropriate fire fighting and safety equipment.
4. Fight containable/extinguishable fires.
5. Retreat from the fire site and hand over to appropriate personnel.
6. Record the status of fire and equipment.
The purpose of the training course:
The learner credited with this course will be capable of identifying, containing, preventing, and extinguishing different types of fires by operating basic firefighting equipment.
The learner will be capable of:
1. Identifying different types of fires.
2. Explaining and practicing fire prevention.
3. Operating basic firefighting equipment.
4. Perform basic firefighting procedures.
What is the purpose of basic firefighting training?
The purpose of this basic fire fighting training is to give participants skills, knowledge, and expertise that will enable them to identify the conditions capable of causing fire, know how to use a fire extinguisher, respond appropriately to fire emergencies and follow the fire evacuation plan, adequately implement fire emergency procedures.
our own safety must be your primary concern when attempting to fight a fire.
Be certain of the following questions before deciding to fight a fire:
1. Is the fire small not spreading at a rapid pace?
2. Do you have the proper fire extinguisher?
3. Is the fire blocking your exit if you cannot control it?
Our Fire Training Course Content Covers:
Part 1 Introduction to Course
- Programme Activities - Course Objectives
Part 2 Intro to Chemistry of Fire
- Fire Triangle - Elements of Fire - Sources of Ignition - Definitions - Transfer of Heat - Methods of Extinguishing - Classes of Fire - Extinguishers Agents and Limitations
Part 3 Intro to Fire Prevention
- Overview - What to look for? - Class A Fires - Class B Fires - Class C Fires - Class D Fires
Part 4 Intro to Fire Protection
- Protection from Fire - Introduction - Classes of Extinguishers - Other Fire Appliances - Positioning and Location of Fire Equipment - Symbolic Signs - Recognition Test - Inspection of Fire Equipment - Fire Equipment Register – Example
Part 5 Intro to Fire Fighting
- Objective - Discharging the Extinguisher - Do not fight the fire if … - Establishing Fire Teams - Fire Team Protective Equipment - Drills and Training - Duties of Team Members - Maintenance of Extinguishers and Appliances
Part 6 Intro to Emergency Planning
- Objective - Potential Emergencies - Emergency Teams - Emergency Management
Part 7 Responding to an Emergency
- Fire Emergency Steps - Trapped? What to do? - On Fire? What to do - Evacuation Procedures
Our learners will learn how to react in the event of a fire outbreak. It is about bringing the fire under control and putting it out quickly and safely.
Who this course is for:
- Irrespective whether you are an employee, a Shop Steward, a Health and Safety Representative, a Supervisor, Manager, contractor or sub-contractor you are obliged to be on the lookout for Health, Safety and Fire dangers hazards and risks.
- If you are a university graduate or a student or a professional or a health and safety representative. If you are related to the fire safety of your company…. – YES!!! This course is pretty much for you. You can benefit from these studies that will be taught, and this course can particularly be implemented in your workplace. Even if you are not related to any of these mentioned, this course will still be for you. Since you need to learn-> how to react in case of a fire emergency, not only in the work environment but also how to react in your home environment. We want to encourage you to invest in your education and invest in yourself and as we say ….safety saves lives.
Madelyne has 5 years training experience and has worked in various industries in South Africa, scope of work performed, business management, operations, supervision, training, construction, plant installation, commissioning, maintenance, mining and quarrying operations. Extensive experience in high risk industries, management, production and processing, steel industries; metalliferous mining, gold, nickel, iron ore, oil and gas facilities, electrical transmission, distribution (lines and sub-stations). Extensive experience development and implementation of quality systems, and training programs, delivery and facilitation of training packages.