ABSTRACT

Coffee Break Training: Fire Protection Systems for Emergency Operations   [open pdf - 179KB]

"Your first visit to a fire protection equipment control room can be over-whelming. During emergencies, though, your knowledge of how these systems work is absolutely essential to a successful incident outcome. The U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Academy offers a 6-day class, 'Fire Protection Systems for Emergency Operations,' emphasizing knowledge of the fire protection features that are installed in buildings, how these systems work, and how their proper use will assist in achieving strategic and tactical success. Formerly called 'Fire Protection Systems for Incident Commanders,' the course has been renamed to attract the broadest possible emergency responder audience. Course topics include developing model preincident plans; the importance of collecting and sharing information with other emergency responders; and understanding the fundamental operations, strengths, and limitations of built in fire protection features including fire-resistive construction, automatic sprinklers, standpipes, fire pumps, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke management systems, and special hazard and integrated fire protection features."

Report Number:
Coffee Break Training - Hot Coffee Series No. HC-2006-1121
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Date:
2006-11-21
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Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Fire Administration: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/
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pdf
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