Engine Company Operations at Fires in Sprinklered Properties

Credit Hours:  1
Approximate reading time: 0.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 0.5 Hours

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Program Abstract

The initial decisions the fire officer makes and the actions of the crew he/she directs profoundly affect everything that happens later and often determine the outcome of the call. Fire officers and firefighters must know how to interact with automatic sprinkler systems properly and employ their inherent fire suppressive function to save lives and protect property. This self-paced program describes the key initial actions the fire crew arriving at a property with an automatic sprinkler system activation must take to assess the situation, control the operation of the sprinkler system, and departing the scene confident that the building owner can oversee the system's return to service.

This program is the fourth in a series of four programs in the Fighting Fire In Sprinklered Buildings multi-program certificate. The full sequence is:

  • Part 1: Automatic Sprinkler System Design and Function
  • Part 2: Why Sprinklered Buildings Burn
  • Part 3: Developing a Pre-Incident Plan for a Protected Building
  • Part 4: Engine Company Operations at Fires in Sprinklered Properties

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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.