International CFBT Instructor L1

Safety Essentialls

Compartment Fire Behaviour Training Instructor Level 1

Course Objectives

To provide students with the knowledge and skills required to deliver compartment fire behaviour training in carbonaceous fuelled training props designed to show the stages of fire development up to roll over. It also includes the safe and effective operation of small and large scale props used to demonstrate a wide range of fire development variables and applicable control tactics, tools and techniques.

Content

  • Principles of fire development and behavior in compartments
  • Principles of extinguishment
  • Ventilation methods, tactics and their impact on fire growth and spread.
  • Nozzle techniques and effectiveness. Kill Zone concept, transitional attack
  • Dynamic risk recognition techniques such as “Reading Fire” using the BE SAHF fire behaviour indicator method to recognition of the stage of fire development, assessment of fire progression, and understanding the potential effects of tactical ventilation and various firefighting techniques
  • Strategies, Tactics and Tools for risk mitigation and safety during compartment firefighting and realistic training
  • Tactical synergy. Strategic integration of tactical options.
  • The principles realistic training methods for compartment firefighting including the safe and effective operation of carbonaceous fuelled training props
  • Hygiene and site setup for safety
  • Instruction and assessment skills
  • Firefighting, and training site risk recognition and mitigation techniques
  • Security teams and tactics to ensure maximum safety and efficiency.

Target Audience

Fire Officers from Junior to Senior Officer Rank that will be directly involved in development or delivery of training programs to operational firefighters, or responsible for the development and implementation of realistic training programs and facilities.

Training Method

This 40 hour course consists of a combination of theoretical presentations, practical evolutions, classroom scenarios and practical exercises. Trainees are assessed on a daily basis by the Instructors. The course instructors are experienced in delivery strategies that will enhance the learning experience for learners that use English as a second language. A high standard of competence is set for the group and the program is designed to allow for sufficient repetition of the practical components.

Theory Components

The theory component is designed to build on a solid practical firefighting background. While advanced, sufficient time is allowed to compensate for the fact that the trainees use English as a second language. Instructors are highly motivated to giving the trainees every opportunity to meet the high standards set. Any student requiring additional assistance outside of normal class hours will find that the Instructors are prepared to give as much help as the student requires. A variety of assessment methods will be used.

Practical Components

The practical components will consist of workshops, realistic training sessions and tactical exercises. Trainees will be expected to be highly competent in the wearing of SCBA and familiar with all commonly used firefighting tools. All candidates must be fit for operational duties and the physical strain of realistic live fire training.

Certification

Students will be assessed against the competencies of the CFBT Level 1 Recognised Training Course as accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers. All training and assessments are conducted in accordance with internationally recognised standards, such as NFPA 1403 (USA), The Guidance and Compliance Framework for Compartment Fire Behaviour Training (UK). The CFBTI Level 1 and 2 are accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers as a Recognised Training Program.

 Pre-requisites

This program involves live fire training and all participants must have completed the training outlined in National Fire Protection Association 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training and received training to meet the job performance requirements for Fire Fighter I in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.

Participants must be medically and physically qualified to wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respiratory Protection regulations (29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910. 134) require that individuals who wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) receive an annual medical evaluation and be fit tested for the breathing apparatus used. In addition, this regulation prohibits conditions that may interfere with facepiece seal (e.g., facial hair in the area of the facepiece seal).

NFPA 1981 Standard on Open-Circuit SCBA for Emergency Services (2007) and NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program (2007) provide additional information on the medical and physical qualification for the use of SCBA

International CFBT Instructor L2

Tactical Training

Compartment Fire Behaviour Training Instructor Level 2

Course Objectives

To provide Level 1 CFBT Instructors the knowledge and skills required to progress into the safe and effective delivery of “tactical” compartment fire behaviour training in multicompartment live fire training structures.

Content

  • Safe Progression to Tactical Training (Tac)
  • International best practice. NFPA 1403
  • Site Risk Assessment HAZOPS – hope for the best, plan for the worst
  • Building Competence by Building Confidence – gradual progression
  • Hygiene Site safety procedures and reporting
  • Risk assessment for individual props
  • Development of Tactical Scenario Plans – Document control for safety and consistency in delivery
  • Matching training to target audience.
  • Learning Outcomes
  • Assessment Criteria or Tactical Benchmarks
  • Emergency Fire Control Plan
  • Emergency Some Control Plan
  • Worst case intervention plan
  • Using BE SAHF “Hot Seat” exercises to increase street smart hazard recognition
  • Strategies for the Modern Built Environment
  • Tactical Synergy – Beyond, one tactic, one tool, one technique
  • Practical Exercises - Set up and run a Live Fire Tactical Scenario on one level
  • Practical Exercises - Set up and run a Live Fire Tactical Scenario on two levels
  • Practical Exercises - Set up and run a Live Fire Tactical Scenario on two levels

Target Audience

This program is suitable for Level 1 CFBT Instructors who would like to increase their knowledge and skills in delivery of tactical live fire training and site risk assessment.

Training Method

This 40 hour course consists of a combination of theoretical presentations, practical evolutions, classroom scenarios and practical exercises. Trainees are assessed on a daily basis by the Instructors. The course instructors are experienced in delivery strategies that will enhance the learning experience for learners that use English as a second language. A high standard of competence is set for the group and the program is designed to allow for sufficient repetition of the practical components.

Theory Components

The theory component is designed to build on a solid practical firefighting background. While advanced, sufficient time is allowed to compensate for the fact that the trainees use English as a second language. Instructors are highly motivated to giving the trainees every opportunity to meet the high standards set. Any student requiring additional assistance outside of normal class hours will find that the Instructors are prepared to give as much help as the student requires. A variety of assessment methods will be used.

Practical Components

The practical components will consist of workshops, realistic training sessions and tactical exercises. Trainees will be expected to be highly competent in the wearing of SCBA and familiar with all commonly used firefighting tools. All candidates must be fit for operational duties and the physical strain of realistic live fire training.

Certification

Students will be assessed against the competencies of the CFBT Level 2 Recognised Training Course as accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers. All training and assessments are conducted in accordance with internationally recognised standards, such as NFPA 1403 (USA), The Guidance and Compliance Framework for Compartment Fire Behaviour Training (UK). The CFBTI Level 1 and 2 are accredited by the Institution of Fire Engineers as a Recognised Training Program.

Pre-requisites

CFBT Unit 1 Essentials of Fire Behaviour or equivalent.

CFBT Unit 2 Compartment Firefighting Tactics.

CFBT Unit 3 CFBT Instructor Level 1.

This program involves live fire training and all participants must have completed the training outlined in National Fire Protection Association 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training and received training to meet the job performance requirements for Fire Fighter I in NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.

Participants must be medically and physically qualified to wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Respiratory Protection regulations (29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910. 134) require that individuals who wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) receive an annual medical evaluation and be fit tested for the breathing apparatus used. In addition, this regulation prohibits conditions that may interfere with facepiece seal (e.g., facial hair in the area of the facepiece seal).

NFPA 1981 Standard on Open-Circuit SCBA for Emergency Services (2007) and NFPA 1500 Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program (2007) provide additional information on the medical and physical qualification for the use of SCBA

 

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