Pressurized Container Fire Control

Course Length: 8.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Time Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
TBA 08/11/2018 08/11/2018 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. GPSTC, FORSYTH JOHNNY IRVIN

Prerequisite: Personnel must be trained to the level of basic firefighter as specified in Title 25 of OCGA

This course is designed for firefighters and officers who may be called upon to handle emergencies involving pressurized containers. This course presents lifesaving information about fires involving pressurized containers, and how to control or when not to control these fires. Topics include tactics, behavior of pressurized containers exposed to fire, physical properties of common substances stored under pressure and control of LP gas fires. Especially useful are the practical exercises involving LP gas fires in simulated pressure containers or piping.

Special Notes: Students must provide positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus and full structural firefighter protective clothing to include boots, coat, pants, gloves, helmet and hood. All clothing and equipment must be in good condition and meet applicable NFPA standards. No shorts or sleeveless shirts may be worn.