Fire Watch Technician ½ Day

Course Details

A firewatch is a person assigned to observe ongoing hot work to identify and react to hazards. A Firewatch is necessary at any time where hot work is performed in locations where a fire greater than a minor one might develop. Before hot work begins, written permission, like a hot work permit, must be issued. Inspect the work area for any sources of fuel, such as trash, rags and flammable materials and liquids.

Course Content

• Identify the elements of a fire and understand and what is necessary to extinguish a fire. • Name the different classes of fire identified by the NFPA Fire Classification System. • Demonstrate skills needed to chose and operate the correct type of portable fire extinguisher needed for the type of fire. • Inspect an area for fire prevention before any hot work begins. • Discuss the use of a hot work permit

Duration

3-4 hours – length shall vary depending on the class size

Prerequisites

None

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