Course Name: Firefighting
Course Duration: 5 hours
Firefighting: is the act of attempting to prevent the spread of and extinguish significant unwanted fires in buildings, vehicles, woodland, etc. A firefighter suppresses and extinguishes fires to protect lives and to prevent the destruction of property and of the environment. Firefighters may provide other services to their communities.
Firefighters typically undergo a high degree of technical training, in both general firefighting techniques and developing specialist expertise in particular fire and rescue operations, such as aircraft/airport rescue, wilderness fire suppression, andsearch and rescue.
One of the major hazards associated with firefighting operations could possibly be the toxic environment created bycombustible materials, the four major risks are smoke, oxygen deficiency, elevated temperatures, and poisonous atmospheres. Additional hazards include falls and structural collapse that can exacerbate the problems entailed in a toxic environment. To combat some of these risks, firefighters carry self-contained breathing equipment.
1- Definition of fire
2- Fire categories
3 – types and forms of fire extinguishers
4- Elements of fire and the combustion triangle
5. How to extinguish the ignition
6. Causes of fires
7. Fire early warning methods
8. Fire extinguishing systems
10 – The main parts of the fire extinguisher
11. How to use a fire extinguisher
12. General rules for firefighting
13. Fire blanket
14. Precautions and general guidance