By Fire Fighting in Canada
Firefighters can now easily get specialized training to maximize their firefighting skills in buildings equipped with sprinkler systems through a self-paced online training program from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers.
Available at no cost to firefighters, the interactive Fighting Fire in Sprinklered Buildings program trains participants how to create pre-incident plans with owners of sprinklered buildings.
In the program, firefighters learn about the design, function and limits of sprinkler systems, why sprinklered buildings burn and how to combat fires most effectively with sprinklers in operation.
“In some situations, firefighters can unintentionally make a fire worse at the scene by closing sprinkler valves and turning off electrical power prematurely,” said Michael Spaziani, assistant vice president, senior staff engineering specialist, at FM Global. “Even the most experienced firefighter can benefit from this specialized training.”
Firefighters receive a certificate upon completing the program and passing a skills assessment.
The training can be accessed at www.fmglobalfireserviceresources.com.
FM Global is a U.S.-based mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners.
For more information, visit FM Global.