Why Advanced Pre-Planning is Important: A Greensboro Case Study

Credit Hours:  2
Approximate reading time: 1 Hour
Approximate online time: 1 Hour

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Program Abstract

This program highlights a case study of a fire at 811 South Elm Street in Greensboro, North Carolina. The fire at an auto repair shop included a mayday call and was nearly fatal. This incident demonstrates the importance of advanced pre-planning for complex properties. Members of the Greensboro Fire Department discuss the incident, the lessons learned, and the changes they made going forward to improve their preplanning process.

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FM Global has a longstanding, deep commitment to assisting the fire service through training, education, and grant funding in fire prevention, fighting fire in sprinklered buildings, fire response to commercial/industrial properties, ignitable liquids and gases, pre-incident planning, and fire protection systems. As part of this commitment, FM Global provides the FM Global Fire Service Learning Network to deliver critical training for the fire service in FM Global's focus areas, including fire protection in commercial and industrial properties. The network offers online training programs, including FM Global’s popular “Fighting Fire in Sprinklered Buildings” course, and fire service resources. Available resources include FM Global Data Sheets, pocket guides, and pre-incident planning materials guide. All training and resources are free. Create an account and log in to access the fire service training and resources.