In this module, learners will be introduced to the history of fire and how its use and misuse have influenced humanity over the centuries, specifically the chemistry of fire, fire hazards, fire causes, and fire statistics. Participants will be introduced to applicable legislation and fire codes. As well as discuss how fire prevention activities, occupancy requirements, and construction considerations all play a role in fire safety. We will explore fire detection and suppression, specifically as it relates to chemical, heating, and electrical hazards. Methods and tools for fire detection and suppression will be explored including fire detection systems, portable fire extinguishers, automatic sprinkler systems, fire, smoke, and heat alarms, and fire annunciation panels. Participants will learn the role of firefighters in life safety, prevention activities, and fire suppression.
- Learn applicable legislation & fire codes
- Methods and tools for fire detection and suppression
- Learn the role of firefighters in life safety & prevention activities
- Learn fire detection and suppression, specifically as it relates to chemical, heating, and electrical hazards
- Class times: 8:00am-4:30pm
Course materials for each module will be provided in a downloadable, digital format. Students will be provided a web link and access information for their program after they have registered and paid. Furthermore, they may or may not be required to print these documents and bring them to class. It is recommended that students use a laptop to view the course materials during class.