Firefighting and Fire Prevention for Industrial Facilities

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2 hours
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Course description

In Firefighting and Fire Prevention for Industrial Facilities, you'll learn ...

  • Basic chemistry of fire and the fire triangle
  • Classification of fires and associated fire extinguisher requirements
  • Application, care and maintenance of portable and fixed firefighting equipment
  • Common causes of Class A, Class B and electrical fires


Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 24 pages

Workers involved in operation and maintenance of power plants, chemical plants, and other industrial facilities are exposed to potential fire hazards. According to the National Safety Council, fire is the third leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, yet most people ignore it. Knowing the basic principles of fire can help lower this number.

Most firefighting consists of applying water to the burning material, thereby cooling it to the point at which combustion is no longer self-sustaining. Fires involving flammable liquids, certain chemicals, and combustible metals often require special extinguishing agents and techniques. With some fuels the use of water may actually be dangerous. The purpose of this course is to provide some fundamental facts that will prove valuable in a fire emergency.

This 3-hour course discusses basic information on fire chemistry, the nature of fire, fire extinguishing methods, types of fire prevention equipment, fire agents and their proper use. The information in this course is intended as a companion and supplement to Subpart L, Fire Protection, part 1910 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), which prescribes the requirements for fire brigades, and all portable and fixed fire suppression equipment, fire detection systems, and fire or employee alarm systems for all employments except for maritime, construction, and agriculture.

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Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 15 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

Training content

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Chemistry of fires
  • Classification of fires – definition and types
  • Types and choices of appropriate fire extinguishers
  • Application of firefighting equipment
  • Emergency action plans, causes and prevention of fires
  • Care and inspection of firefighting equipment


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