Firefighting/Fire Watch (Incipient)

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session and thirty-five (35) in the practical session.

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates the necessary skills to safely perform incipient firefighting duties.
  • General housekeeping rules to prevent fires.
  • Discuss the classifications of fire.
  • Discuss the classifications of fire extinguishers.
  • Teach basic methods of fire extinguishment.
  • Review incipient firefighting hazards.
  • Teach general industry hot work & fire watch regulations and procedures.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Demonstrations
  • Practical Exercises

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practicals

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
Fire Related Statistics

  • GOM Fires

Phases of Fire

  • Incipient
  • Free Burning
  • Smoldering

Incipient Fire

  • Fire Tetrahedron
    • Fuel
    • Oxygen
    • Heat
    • Chemical Reaction
  • Common Fuels
  • Effect of Oxygen
  • Effects of Heat

Fire Prevention

  • Common Ignition Sources
  • Static Sparks
  • General Prevention
  • Chemical Storage
  • Storage Cabinets
  • Cylinder Storage and Transport

Classes of Fire

  • Class A – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
  • Class B – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
  • Class C – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
  • Class D – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
  • Class K – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling

Fire Extinguishers (Main Types)

  • Water – Function, extinguishing properties
  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – Function, extinguishing properties
  • Dry Chemical – Function, extinguishing properties
  • Cartridge Operated Dry Chemical
  • Dry Chemical Wheeled Units
  • Halon
  • Foam – Function, extinguishing properties
  • Extinguisher Limitations
    • UL Ratings
      • Class A, B, C Ratings
  • Fire Blankets

Fire Extinguisher Inspection

  • Monthly/Annual Inspections

Extinguishing Fire

  • Steps for Extinguishing a Fire
    • Sounding Alarm
    • Sizing up the Fire
    • Gathering Equipment
    • Approaching Fire
    • Attack using “PASS” Method
    • Withdrawing
    • Re-attacking Fire
    • Wind Direction
  • Limitations when fighting fire
  • Extinguishing Methods
    • Starving
    • Inhibiting
    • Smothering
    • Quenching
  • Common Extinguishing Agents

Fire Safety

  • Common Hazards
    • Flames
    • Heat
    • Smoke
    • Toxic Vapors
    • Suffocation
    • Explosions
  • Safety Equipment
    • Gas Detectors
    • Respirators
    • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
    • Protective Clothing
      • FRC’s, Bunker Gear
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Emergency Evacuation

Hot Work/Fire Watch

  • BSEE Regulations – 30 CFR Part 250.109 – 250.113
  • Hot Work Permits
  • Welding Plan
    • Requirements
    • Supervision
    • Welding Equipment Requirements
    • Before Welding Begins
    • Welding Restrictions
    • Well Bay Example
  • Fire Watch Requirements
  • Fire Watch Duties
  • Gas Detectors
    • Function
    • Lower Explosive Limits
    • Upper Explosive Limits

Practical Session
Practical shall verify the following:

  • Select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
  • Inspect and identify damaged extinguishers
  • Select appropriate extinguisher and firefighting equipment
  • Effectively communicate with others in the area using proper alerting techniques
  • Demonstrate use of firefighting equipment
  • Demonstrate firefighting techniques as discussed in theory
  • Demonstrate fire extinguishing procedures
  • Remove used extinguishers from service properly

Training Center Provided Material

  • PPE
  • Fire Extinguisher

Delegate Requirements

  • None

Reference Material / Documents
National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157 Portable Fire Extinguishers
OSHA 29 CFR 1926.150 Fire Protection
BSEE 30 CFR 250.109 – 250.113 (Welding & Burning)

  • Course ID #: MA028

Date

Oct 18 2021

Time

7:30 am

Cost

$115.00