Fires in confined spaces training course (FLASHOVER/BACKDRAFT)


Course Title

Fires in confined spaces training course (FLASHOVER/BACKDRAFT) 

Course duration and timing

32 hrs (8 hrs theory + 24 hrs practical exercises)

Learning outcomes

The course is aimed at the recognition and control of the behavior of fire in confined spaces.


THEORY (8 hours):

-   Introduction to the course

-   Didactic material delivery

-   Theory of the fire

-   Sources of ignition

-   The fire

-   The development of the gas fire

-   The management of fire

-   Hydration, heat stress

-   The management of the heat stress

-   Breathing apparatus and training on the use of the safety systems

-   Recognising and assessment of the conditions producing a Flashover

-   Smoke and ventilation exercises

-   Techniques on the use of nozzles

-   Individual exercises in Flash-over management

-   Limit of actions in extinguishing the fire

-   Notes of safety

TRAINING (24 hours):

-   Use of different type of estinguishers such as powder, CO2, foam

-   Estinguishing of a tank with foam

-   Estinguishing of a tank with flammable fluid leakage from coupled flange

-   Estinguishing of a fire Spegnimento di incendio due to loss of gas by pipeline

-   Exercise with breathing apparatus:

  •  Crossing the enclosed space invaded by smoke (cold tests)
  •  Crossing the enclosed space invaded by smoke (hot tests)

-   Fire extinguishing in engine room

-   Sources of ignition

-   The combustion process

-   The movement of the smoke

-   Recognising of the conditions producing a Flashover

-   The  Flash Over

-   Fire management

-   Survival technics

-   Hydration

-   Heat stress

-   Management of the heat stress

-   Cooling technics

-   The Backdraft

-   Notes of safety

-   Validation of medical fitness, carried out by competent doctor

-   PPE and brathing protection equipments delivery

-   Knowledge of the devices, to deal with the phenomenon of Flash Over

-   Cold operations explanation and familiarization with the Flashover cold simulator

-   Techniques and use of nozzles with spray jet

-   Practical exercises regarding the studying and visualization of the phenomenon of smoke layering and on all the warning signals

Target Group for the Course

Advanced course intended for personnel with emergency management requiring a medium – advanced level of training and for personnel belonging to fire brigades of private companies.

Rules and standards

Decree 81/2008 e sbs – Decree 10th March 1998 – Decree 334/99 e sbs

Course pre-requisites:

  • Medical fitness certificate
  • Certificate of fire brigades technical fitness for firefighters in high risk fire activities

Course site

Tema Safety & Training S.R.L. Training Centre
Via della Transumanza n. 5/C – 74123 Contrada Carmine (Taranto) – ITALY
Telefono: (+39) 0994725898
Fax: (+39) 0994725690

Services included

  • Teaching material for tests and practicals
  • Lunch
  • Insurance coverage
  • Shuttle service to / from Taranto railway station / TST