Part of Course: Fire Science and Technology Model
Unit Overview / Details
fires is the primary responsibility of any fire fighter on the
line. In order to make fire fighters more efficient in their
work, it is necessary for them to know extinguishing agents,
their capabilities, advantages, and limitations. Without this knowledge, a fire fighter cannot make decisions regarding which agents to use on certain classes of fire which could lead
to further destruction or injury to the fire fighter.
Students will operate portable extinguishers effectively and know the capabilities, advantages, and limitations of each extinguisher available.
- 10 Hours
Content and Concepts
- Describe the characteristics and operation of the various classes of fire extinguishers.
- Describe the various types of fire retardants, their characteristics and uses.
- Describe the safety precautions when operating extinguishers.
- Identify the characteristics, operation and safety precautions for backpack extinguishers.