CVFD Training * Public Fire Education

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CVFD Training – Public Fire
Education
SFFMA Training Objectives:
31-01.01 – 31-01.04
Training Overview
• 31-01.01 Trainee shall identify five (5) common
causes of fire and their prevention.
• 31-01.02 Trainee shall define the importance of
public fire education and inspection programs as
they relate to the fire department public relations
and to the community.
• 31-01.03 Trainee shall identify procedures for
conducting a fire station tour.
• 31-01.04 Trainee shall identify the “Stop, Drop
and Roll” technique for extinguishing clothing
fires.
Introduction (1 of 2)
• Preservation of life and property is the
mission of the fire service.
• Most effective method of preserving life
and property is prevention.
• This chapter shows how safety can be
enhanced through the three Es.
21.3
Introduction (2 of 2)
• Programs are available for teaching fire
prevention and response to emergencies.
• A discussion is included on the need and
methodology for pre-incident
management.
21.4
Administration of the Fire Prevention
Division
• Duties of the fire prevention officer are not
well understood by many firefighters.
– Play a key role
– Responsible for all aspects of fire and life safety
prior to an emergency
– May be called to conduct origin and cause
investigation
– Efforts minimized without cooperation
21.5
Fire Company
Inspection Program
• Inspection programs benefit community
and fire department.
• They are usually assigned to fire prevention
office.
• There are several aspects of an inspection
program.
21.6
Inspection Responsibilities
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21.7
Equipment
Preparation for inspections
Conducting the inspection
Concluding the inspection
Reinspection
Typical Violations
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21.8
Means of egress
Accessibility to exits
Proper doors and latches
Fire protection equipment
Heat and smoke detection systems
Suppression systems
Exit Corridors
21.9
Exits Labeled
21.10
Proper Egress Control Devices
21.11
Extinguishing Agents
21.12
Sprinkler Systems
21.13
Fire Alarm System
Control Panel
21.14
Use and Storage of
Hazardous Materials
• Must be used and
stored properly
• Must check indoor
and outdoor
storage areas
21.15
Electrical Hazards
• Check
– Fuse and breaker panels
– Accessibility
– Outlet and junction
boxes
– Proper outlets and
switches
– Improper extension
cord use
21.16
General Fire Safety
• Disposal of rags
• Smoking restrictions
• Proper dust collection
systems
21.17
Building Exterior
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Address visible
Fire lanes clear
Secured key locks
Trash disposal areas
Outside storage
Dry landscaping
21.18
Concluding the Inspection
21.19
Home Inspections (1 of 2)
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21.20
Voluntary residential inspections
Typical hazards same as in businesses
Exiting problems
Safety for small children
Smoke and CO detectors installed
Emergency preparedness discussion
Home Inspections (2 of 2)
21.21
Fire and Life Safety Education
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PSAs
School programs
School evacuation drills
Adult programs
Fire station tours
21.22
Pre-incident
Management Process
• Pre-incident management and preplanning
are related, yet different.
– Deciding to preplan
– Site visit
– Diagrams
– Seeking input from others
– The finished document
21.23
Summary
• Preventing or lessening the impact of an
event must be the constant goal.
• Prevention and education is an important
aspect of the firefighter’s job.
• Emergencies and disasters will always
happen.
• The fire service can minimize the effects on
life and property through prevention,
education, and pre-incident planning.
21.24
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