VEHICLE FIREFIGHTING - 8 HOURS
This course pertains to NFPA 1001 Standard on Fire Fighter Professional Qualification.
Vehicle fires/accidents result in one of the most frequent responses by fire departments in Missouri. While firefighters may have a general understanding of the basic response to extinguish a fire in a burning vehicle, the same does not hold true with features in some of today’s high tech automobiles. The proper angle of approach, components used in safety devices, to the materials used to build the vehicles are constantly changing and becoming even more dangerous to unaware responders.
The student shall identify and describe three categories of vehicle fire
The student shall identify and describe four major dangers to firefighters of vehicle fires
The student shall identify and define the elements of a vehicle fire suppression strategy
The student shall identify and explain the considerations for each element of vehicle fire suppression strategies
The student shall explain appropriate strategies and describe tactics for each of the three categories of vehicle fires
Classes may have a maximum of 30. Class contacts and locations for the courses will be
determined by LETS with priority given to rural departments.
Vehicle firefighting course instructors meet or exceed all relevant standards with resumes
available on request.
All instructor fees
Use of a vehicle firefighting simulator
Consumables for vehicle simulator
Certificates of completion of the course
Mileage for equipment and instructors
Classroom props and videos
Support personnel, instructors and simulation equipment provided by, Local Emergency
Training Specialists (LETS)
Pumper, training grounds and classroom to be provided by hosting department.