Incipient Fire Suppression Training classes available

The Hos­pit­al Fire Mar­shals’ As­so­ci­ation (HFMA) has ar­ranged for In­cip­i­ent Fire Sup­pres­sion Train­ing dir­ec­ted to­ward health­care and edu­ca­tion­al fa­cil­it­ies. The Oc­cu­pa­tion­al Safety and Health Act (OSHA) re­quires em­ploy­ees hav­ing such re­spons­ib­il­it­ies to re­ceive an­nu­al train­ing.

The as­so­ci­ation provides the train­ing twice a year to sup­port health­care and edu­ca­tion­al fa­cil­it­ies not hav­ing the cap­ab­il­it­ies to train their per­son­nel giv­en the re­spons­ib­il­it­ies to use port­able fire ex­tin­guish­ers to sup­press an in­cip­i­ent fire.

The train­ing has been ar­ranged to meet the OSHA stand­ard and NFPA 600, the Na­tion­al Fire Pro­tec­tion As­so­ci­ation’s stand­ard. In­struct­ors of this train­ing in­clude vet­er­ans of the Phil­adelphia Fire De­part­ment, health­care safety man­agers and pro­fes­sion­al fire re­sponse per­son­nel as­signed to the Mont­gomery County Fire Academy.

Stu­dents will learn the ac­cep­ted prac­tice for fire dis­cov­ery, fire sup­pres­sion and evac­u­ation. They will be­come fa­mil­i­ar with the mul­tiple classes of fire and the best meth­od for their sup­pres­sion. Par­ti­cipants will leave un­der­stand­ing the “De­fend-in-Place” concept and be­come fa­mil­i­ar with the vari­ous tools used to pre­vent and/or sup­press fires. Train­ing in­cludes classroom and hands-on use of fire ex­tin­guish­ers and first-aid hoseline. A cer­ti­fic­ate will be awar­ded for suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of the pro­gram for doc­u­ment­a­tion.

The cost for the eight-hour train­ing class is $75, and in­cludes morn­ing cof­fee and dough­nuts and a hot lunch. Call 215-338-1052 for in­form­a­tion and a re­gis­tra­tion form. ••

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