Incipient Fire Prevention & Control

Course Description

OSHA requires that any workers who may be called upon to use a portable fire extinguisher receive training on an extinguisher. This 4 hour course is required for personnel with potential exposure to flammable materials. Course discussion will focus on fire prevention and early detection. All students will receive hands-on demonstration and use a portable fire extinguisher to extinguish an incipient stage fire in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157, API RP 14G & API RP 75 [SEMP].

This course will meet offshore operator requirements for hands on training.

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Course Details

Next Start Date:
Sunday November 29, 2020


4 hours
Course Availability:
Every Thursday @ 1:00 p.m.

Course Content

  1. Introduction
  2. Fire Prevention
  3. Employee Responsibilities
  4. Fire Prevention
  5. Ignition Sources
  6. Definitions
  7. Fire Chemistry
  8. Equipment Capabilities & Limitations (Classes, Ratings, Optimum Distances, Effective Discharge
  9. Times)
  10. Review of USCG Fire Fighting Regulations
  11. Analyzing a Fire Situation & Taking Corrective Actions
  12. Classification of Fires
  13. BLEVE Dangers & Precautions
  14. Dry Chemical Units
  15. Water Spray Equipment
  16. Foam Systems
  17. Inspection / Recharge Procedures (Portable Extinguishers)
  18. Fire Detection / Portable Gas Detector Use
  19. BOEM Regulations / Hot Work Permitting / Fire Safety Systems
  20. First Aid Treatment for Burns
  21. Fire Extinguishment
  22. Written Examination