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Fire Equipment Training for You and Your People It’s the Law
Besides being a prudent measure to protect your people and company records, data and equipment, fire equipment training is also mandated by law if you have fire extinguishers on your premise. Under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Code of Federal Regulations, you are mandated to provide fire equipment training.
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g)
"Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting."
Failure to do so exposes your business to OSHA penalties and possibly provides grounds for lawsuits against you. Many insurance policies encourage (through discounts) or mandate fire equipment training programs. Check with your insurance carrier for details. Being prepared is the answer. What you do in the first minute of a fire's outbreak can mean the difference between a small incident and a major catastrophe. The expression "seconds count" is never more true than in a fire emergency. Studies have shown that when an individual is properly trained on the use of fire extinguishers, they are 2 1/2 times more effective when extinguishing a fire.
You say you and your staff will evacuate, instead of fight a fire? Well consider the following: You or your staff may need to:
- Fight your way through a fire to an exit.
- Fight your way through a fire to an injured employee.
- Defend in place, until help arrives.
- Extinguish the burning clothes of a fellow employee.
Our training programs cover all of these situations.
Illinois Fire & Safety Company offers two distinctly different types of training programs to prepare your staff for a fire and one specialized trainnig program for fire and safety professionals:
Indoor Simulator Training
Our simulator provides realistic training in the comfort of your conference room. Appropriate for both veterans and first-time operators, its patented design provides a complete fire training center in a 160 sq. ft. (15 m2) area. All components are matched to provide maximum performance with minimal set-up time.
- No Fuel or Chemical... provides big savings with no cleanup and zero environmental impact.
- Day or Night, Rain or Shine ... never worry about canceling or rescheduling.
- Efficient... train up to 200 students/day on 1 fire...or 150 students/day on 2 fires.
- OSHA Compliant... meets the requirements of OSHA regulation 1910.157G for interior incipient fire training.
- Flexible... we can customize the fire scenarios to simulate your hazard areas using a digital camera. Use stored-pressure or cartridge-operated extinguishers.
Outdoor "Live-Fire" Training
Five Courses From Which To Choose
We offer five different "live-fire" fire equipment training courses to meet your needs from basic to most advanced. Each training course is offered at your facility (we bring everything necessary) and is conducted by trained fire-prevention professionals. The courses are designed to teach your employees the skills they'll need to protect themselves and your property in the event of a fire.
ONE ALARM Basic Training
We conduct a small "live" fire outside your facility. Your employees, collectively, are instructed on how to use a fire extinguisher.
TWO ALARM Basic Plus
We conduct a brief classroom discussion and a slightly larger "live" fire outside your facility. Your employees, collectively, are instructed on how to use a fire extinguisher.
THREE ALARM Recommended Training
This is our core training course designed to teach your employees fire safety and give them experience fighting fires. The course offers both an indoor classroom session and an outdoor hands-on experience fighting a contained 20 square foot fire. Participants are given a beginning and ending achievement test to see what they learned and a certificate of completion. One instructor and two helpers teach the course to ensure close personal attention and safety to participants.
FOUR ALARM Advanced Training
This course includes everything in our Three Alarm fire equipment training course including the 20+ square foot contained fire, but also uses additional challenging props (such as barrels and other items). In addition to OSHA compliance training, the course also addresses the use of fire hoses and wheeled fire extinguishers. Participants are given a beginning and ending achievement test to see what they learned and a certificate of completion. One instructor and two helpers teach the course to ensure close personal attention and safety to participants.
FIVE ALARM Most Advanced Training
This course is designed for those businesses with a vital need for fire equipment training. This course is customized to the specific needs of your company. In addition to the training components discussed in the previous courses, Five Alarm includes a free hazard analysis of your business.
Training for Fire and Safety Professionals:
"Beyond the Tag" Series of Educational Programs:
Our "Beyond the Tag" series of educational programs are designed to provide detailed instuction and technical information on fire codes and standards to public fire inspectors, propoerty insurance inspectors, code enforcement officers, and corporate safety officials.
Organized into a multi-tracked educational series, our "Beyond the Tag" program teaches fire and safety professionals what to look for when performing inspections. We offer seven distinct tracks from which to choose:
Track #1: Portable Fire Extinguishers
Track #2: Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression Systems
Track #3: Paint Spray BoothFire Suppression Systems
Track #4: Emergency and Exit Lighting
Track #5: Occupant-Use Fire Hose
Track #6: Engineered Fire Suppression Systems
Track #7: High Sensitivity - Air Sampling Smoke Detection
Contact Illinois Fire & Safety today at 630-629-2413 to find out more about our training programs!