Fire Fighting Course
Mandatory 4- or 8- or 16-hour fire fighter training course for Fire Service Personnel in low or medium or high fire risk work activities.
OBLIGATION TO UPDATE
Three years from the date of obtaining the first Certificate.
REFERENCES IN LAW
D.Legislative decree. 81/08 and .m.i.; D.M. 10 March 1998, D.Legislative decree. 81/08
TO WHOM THE COURSE IS INTENDED It is the obligation of the employer to provide workers with adequate information and training on the basic principles of fire prevention and on the actions to be implemented in the presence of a fire. The Course is reserved for workers and employers who intend to obtain the certificate of Fire Service officer and who are engaged in work activities at Low or Medium or High Fire Risk. The degree of risk of the work activity and the minimum required number of Fire Service Personnel are indicated in the company Risk Assessment Document (DVR).
For practicality, the classification included in the Ministerial Decree of 10 March 1998 is as follows:
WORKPLACES AT LOW RISK OF FIRE Workplaces or part of workplaces with low flammability and local and operating conditions offer little scope for the development of fire principles and where, in the event of fire, the probability of its spread is limited.
WORKPLACES AT RISK OF MEDIUM FIRE Workplaces or part of the workplace, where there are flammable substances and/or local and/or operating conditions which may encourage the development of fires but in which, in the event of fire, the probability of spread of the fire is to be considered limited, shall be considered limited. Examples of workplaces at risk of medium fire are given in Annex IX.
(a) the workplaces listed in Annex to D.M. 16 February 1982 and in Tables A and B annexed to D.P.R. No 689 of 1959, excluding activities considered to be at high risk;
(b) temporary and mobile construction sites where flammable substances are held and used and open flames are used, excluding those entirely outdoors.
WORKPLACES AT HIGH RISK OF FIRE Workplaces or part of workplaces are defined as highly at risk of fire, where: the presence of highly flammable substances and/or local and/or operational conditions there is a considerable probability of fire development and at the initial stage there is a high probability of spreading the flames, or classification as a place at low or medium risk of fire is not possible. For activities at high risk of fire, the Law requires that the same practical must be carried out at the relevant Territorial Fire Brigade Command: in this case we will take care of your registration procedure.
By way of non-exhaustive example, a list of activities to be considered at high fire risk is provided:
a) industries and warehouses as per articles 4 and 6 of Presidential Decree no. 175/1988, and subsequent amendments
b) factories and explosives depots;
c) thermoelectric power plants;
d) plants for the extraction of mineral oils and fuel gases;
e) nuclear plants and laboratories;
f) indoor storage of combustible materials with an area greater than 20,000 square meters
g) commercial and exhibition activities with surfaces
and open to the public exceeding 10,000 square meters;
h) airports, railway and underground infrastructures;
i) hotels with over 200 beds;
l) hospitals, nursing homes and homes for the elderly;
m) schools of all types and levels with over 1000 people present;
n) offices with over 1000 employees;
o) temporary or mobile underground construction sites for the construction, maintenance and repair of tunnels, caves, shafts and similar works of more than 50 m in length.
OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS OF LAW This fire fighting officer course aims to fulfill the training obligations for Fire Service Personnel in work activities at Low or Medium or High Fire Risk. For these figures, Article 37 of D.Legislative decree. 81/08 refers to Annex IX to D.M. 10.03.1998 which provides for a training course consisting of a theoretical session and a practice (medium/high risk), the latter varying according to the level of fire risk of the activity. The Law does not require any pre-requirements for access to courses.
CLASSROOM COURSES The fire fighting training course is available in the classroom at our headquarters in Guidonia Montecelio – Via Umbero Maddalena, 74. Classroom training takes place with a class of up to 10 participants. The dates of the sessions in the classroom will be communicated at the time of booking online. STESIA Engineering reserves the right to start the courses upon reaching the minimum number of participants; conversely, an excess of requests for a single date will be handled with the criterion of precedence in order of time arrival of reservations: surpluses will be transferred to the first available date.
COURSES IN VIDEOCONFERENCING MODE SYNCHRONOUS STREAMING All courses designed by D.Legislative decree. 81/08 on safety and health in the workplace, are also provided remotely in synchronous videoconferencing mode (given the temporary presence of teachers and learners, this mode is equated with in-presence training), throughout the national territory, for all sectors of work and for every degree of risk. The First Aid course is carried out in this mode for the theoretical part only, remaining the practical part usable only in presence.
HOW TO BOOK
Access our courses is very simple: simply send a request to our email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, asking for an economic offer about the course (or courses) of interest.
We will respond with an email containing the offer.
If you like it and accepted, we will send a confirmation containing instructions to take the training course (or training courses).
HOW TO FOLLOW THE COURSE: COURSES ON SITE After the booking procedure, the learner will be able to attend the chosen course at our headquarters on the scheduled dates and times, signing a sheet of incoming and outgoing presence. The final test is organized in multiple choice mode and will be considered passed upon reaching at least 80% of the exact answers. The test can be repeated by the corsista until it is passed. Our teaching staff will also act as tutors.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE COURSE: COURSES IN SYNCHRONOUS STREAMING VIDEOCONFERENCING MODE After the booking procedure, the learner will be able to attend the chosen course by connecting via smartphone, tablet or pC (theoretical part of the medium/high call), on the dates and times communicated in the e-mail containing the instructions.
Also in this there is a final test, organized in multiple choice mode: it will be considered passed upon reaching at least 80% of exact answers. The test can be repeated until it is passed. Our teaching staff will also act as tutors.
HOW TO PAY
Only when passing the final test, we will issue the invoice in electronic format to allow you to prepare the payment (exclusively by bank transfer, therefore traceable) of the amount related to the balance of the chosen course (or the courses chosen): for the good purpose of the operation, a training certificate will be issued that will be sent to the billing address, by express courier.
All the courses we offer are held by trainers with experience and professionalism that meet the legal requirements and the latest provisions of the State-Regions Conference of 21.12.2011. All our trainers follow mandatory periodic refresher courses in order to guarantee companies and workers a teaching in accordance with the contents and high quality in the methods of delivery.
PROGRAMME OF THE FIRE FIGHTING COURSE – ACTIVITIES AT LOW FIRE RISK
- FIRE AND PREVENTION (1 hour)
– Principles of combustion
– Combustion products
– Extinguishing substances in relation to the type of fire
– Effects of fire on man
– Prohibitions and limitations on operation
– Behavioural measures
- FIRE PROTECTION AND PROCEDURES TO BE ADOPTED IN CASE OF FIRE (1 hour)
– Main fire protection measures
– Evacuation in case of fire
– Call for help
- PRACTICAL EXERCISES (2 hours)
– Viewing and clarification on portable fire extinguishers
– Instructions on the use of portable fire extinguishers
PROGRAMME OF THE FIRE FIGHTING COURSE – ACTIVITIES AT MEDIUM FIRE RISK
- FIRE AND FIRE PREVENTION (2 HOURS)
– Principles of combustion and fire;
– Extinguishing substances;
– Combustion triangle;
– The main causes of a fire;
– Risks to persons in the event of a fire;
– Main measures and measures to prevent fires.
- FIRE PROTECTION AND PROCEDURES TO BE ADOPTED IN CASE OF FIRE (3 HOURS)
– The main fire protection measures;
– Routes of exodus;
– Procedures to be adopted when a fire is discovered or in the event of an alarm;
– Evacuation procedures;
– Relations with the fire brigade;
– Extinguishing equipment and installations;
– Alarm systems;
– Safety signs;
- PRACTICAL EXERCISES (3 HOURS)
– Vision and clarification on the most widespread means of extinction;
– Vision and clarification of personal protective equipment;
– Exercises on the use of portable fire extinguishers and how to use naspi and hydrants.
PROGRAMME OF THE FIRE FIGHTING COURSE – ACTIVITIES AT HIGH RISK OF FIRE
- FIRE AND FIRE PREVENTION (4 HOURS)
– Principles on combustion
– The main causes of fire in relation to the specific working environment
– Extinguishing substances
– Risks to persons and the environment
– Specific fire prevention measures; behavioural measures to prevent fires
– The importance of workplace control
– The importance of checks and maintenance on fire fighting equipment
- FIRE PROTECTION (4 HOURS)
– Passive protection measures
– Escape routes, compartmentalization, distancing
– Extinguishing equipment and systems
– Alarm systems
– Safety signs
– Electrical safety systems
– Safety lighting
- PROCEDURES TO BE ADOPTED IN CASE OF FIRE (4 HOURS)
– Procedures to be adopted when discovering a fire
– Procedures to be adopted in case of alarm
– Evacuation mode
– How to call the emergency services
– Collaboration with firefighters in case of intervention
– Exemplification of an emergency situation and procedural-operational methods
- PRACTICAL EXERCISES (4 HOURS): preparation of practical examination at VV.F.
– Vision and clarifications on the main equipment and extinguishing systems
– Vision on personal protective equipment (masks, self-rescuer, overalls, etc.)
– Exercises on the use of extinguishing and personal protective equipment