This 6-day course is designed to provide Incident Commanders (IC's) with an understanding of the fire protection features that are installed in buildings. Knowing how these systems work and their proper use will assist IC's to achieve strategic and tactical success. The course will emphasize the value of collecting this information during preincident planning and how to relay this knowledge to other firefighters who must respond and function effectively using these systems under emergency conditions. Topics addressed in this course 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 systems including automatic sprinklers, standpipes, fire pumps, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke management systems, and special hazard fire protection equipment.
|Selection Criteria||Anyone responsible for the command and control of incident operations, preferably in the built environment. Target audience should include command officers, company officers and those acting in that capacity. In addition, those officers who are upwardly mobile in their organizations and will or may be in command positions in the near future. NOTE: Up to five vacancies in each class offering will be reserved for students whose primary responsibility is code enforcement, or the inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems, and who have completed Principles of Fire Protection: Structures and Systems (R222).|
|Delivery Type||6-Day Off-Campus|
|Prerequisites||Students attending this class should have responsibility for command and control of incident operations, and have* not less than 3 years' experience in fire suppression emergency operations;* working knowledge of the Incident Command System;* fundamental knowledge of building construction and fire protection systems.|
|ACE Recommendation||In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science or Fire Engineering.|
|Student Pre-Course Materials||None.|
|Student Comments||Student comments are not available at this time.|