M-016 Firefighting and Fire Prevention

M-016 Firefighting and Fire Prevention

Firefighting and Fire Prevention

The Firefighting and Fire Prevention online 2 PDH course is a part of the Mechanical Engineering category of courses. The operation and maintenance personnel around a powerplant, pumping plant, or other Reclamation establishment are not presumed to be firefighters, but occasionally their duties may make it necessary for them to fight fires. The purpose of this course is to supply O&M personnel, engineers, architects and project managers with fundamental facts which may prove valuable in such an emergency and acquaint them will the use, care, and testing of firefighting equipment.

It is assumed that operation and maintenance personnel are familiar with the common safety practices in connection with fire prevention and general safety around electrical equipment. This course is designed to help improve work along these lines.

This course is based on United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation publication “Firefighting and Fire Prevention”.

The data in this course are intended to supplement Subpart L, Fire Protection, part 1910 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Labor, OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), Occupational Safety and Health Standards, and to provide a quick reference for answers to most firefighting problems.

This course is intended for all engineers, architects, other construction and maintenance professionals and project managers who want to learn about firefighting and fire prevention.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this PDH online continuing education course, you will learn about:

  • Chemistry of fire
  • Classification of fires
  • Portable fire extinguishers
  • Application of firefighting equipment
  • Emergency action plan and cause and prevention of fire
  • Care and inspection of firefighting equipment
  • Fire brigade definition and organization
  • Making a generator CO2 concentration test

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