Training Courses

Fire Safety & Suppression Systems Workshop

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Training course length is customizable based on your needs.

Effective troubleshooting and maintenance skills will significantly mitigate the risk of an automatic sprinkler system failure. This course will provide the participant with the information needed to maintain, troubleshoot, and ensure proper testing of the system by internal employees or vendors. Additional training is provided on applicable OSHA and NFPA requirements for inspection, maintenance and testing. Supervision, managers, safety personnel, and those responsible for ensuring a safe work environment through testing and maintenance of fire suppression systems should attend this course. This course will be held offsite at Delaware Technical College in Newark, DE. It will incorporate the use of the onsite fire protection laboratory where participants will use a fully integrated and operational riser system equipped with various valves.

Basics of loss prevention

  • What is risk
  • How common factors affect losses

NFPA 13 – Sprinkler Systems

  • Value of sprinklers
  • Types of systems
  • Changes to building

NFPA 25 – Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Extinguishing Systems

  • Purpose and scope
  • Inspection, Testing & Maintenance Frequencies
  • Wet pipe/Dry pipe
  • Deluge and Pre-action systems
  • Trip tests & Documentation
  • Main drain testing
  • Repairs and follow up
  • Supervising contractors
  • Sprinkler system impairments

Emergency Plans

  • Fire prevention plans
  • Emergency action plans
  • OSHA and NFPA requirements

Water Supplies for Fire Protection

  • Adequacy
  • Reliability
  • Sources
  • Water supply testing and evaluation

Fire Pumps

  • Types of pumps and drivers
  • NFPA 25 and ITM of fire pumps
  • Electric fire pumps
  • Diesel fire pumps
  • Annual pump tests and evaluation
  • Documentation
  • Repairs and follow up

Flammable Liquids

  • Hazards of flammable liquids
  • NFPA 30 requirements overview
  • Storage rooms
  • Handling rooms
  • Transportation within the plant
  • Flammable liquids cabinets

VESDA

  • Basic operations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Alarm Points