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HYBRID 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

 

Class Objectives:

  • The student shall identify and describe three categories of Hybrid vehicle fires

  • The student shall identify and describe the dangers to firefighters of Hybrid vehicle fires

  • The student shall identify and define the elements of a hybrid vehicle fire suppression strategy

  • The student shall identify and explain the considerations for each element of hybrid vehicle fire suppression strategies

  • The student shall explain appropriate strategies and describe tactics for Hybrid vehicle fires

 

What Class Equipment is provided:

Hybrid Vehicle firefighting simulator, Truck W Trailer with fuel supply equipment,  All Hoses, hand tools and lighting equipment, Computer, PP Projector