Property damage, injuries and fatalities are some of the deadly consequences that can result from escalating small fires. There is a small window of opportunity to prevent small fires from becoming emergency situations, and having the correct knowledge of how fires work and how to prevent, manage, and control them can make all the difference.
In this course, we provide information meant to instill the knowledge and skills required to fight small fires. We will examine fire behavior, and fire types and classifications, fire extinguishers, and procedures for extinguishing small fires.
- How fires burn
- The fire triangle
- The fire tetrahedron
- Fuel states
- Heat forms
- Effects of oxygen
- Fire classifications
- Fire extinguishers ratings and classifications
- Fire extinguishing agents
- Types of fire extinguishers
- Inspecting fire extinguishers
- Basic firefighting procedures
- Controlling fires