|Field of Study:||Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Protection, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
|Description:||This course combines the Southeast College Fire Extinguisher theory-only course with a hands-on component utilizing a simulator. Students are given approximately 2 hours of theory in the classroom. Students are given an overview of fire extinguishers, the different types of extinguisher and which type of extinguisher to use with different types of fire. The remainder of the time is spent hands-on with the simulator. The simulator uses propane to create a very realistic fire in a controlled environment. Students are given air charged extinguishers using water to put out the fire on the simulator. The simulator can be changed to simulate a motor fire, kitchen stove fire, etc. The instructor is in full control of the flame and can extinguish it at any time. Each student will need approximately 20 minutes of practical time, plus observation.