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Incipient Fire Fighting / Fire Watch | M&A Safety Services | Youngsville, LA

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  • Prerequisites This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.
  • Student Min/Max 1/4
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Course Information

  • Additional Schedule Details
    Start / Finish Times: Training courses will begin at 7:30 am and should conclude by 4:30 pm; it is recommended that
    delegates arrive at 7:00 am.

    Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)
    Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

    Meals / Refreshments: Delegates will be provided with a 1-hour lunch break with meals provided at client’s expense. Coffee and water will be available free of charge. Periodic breaks will be offered to delegate’s during training.
  • Course duration 4 hours - Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.
  • Course Summary

    Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor
    shall be thirty–five (35) in the classroom session and thirty-five (35) in the practical session.

    Course Objective
        - Provide delegates the necessary skills to safely perform incipient firefighting duties.
        - General housekeeping rules to prevent fires.
        - Discuss the classifications of fire.
        - Discuss the classifications of fire extinguishers.
        - Teach basic methods of fire extinguishment.
        - Incipient firefighting hazards.
        - Teach general industry hot work & fire watch regulations and procedures.
        - Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical
        examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

    Course Design
        - Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
        - Demonstrations
        - Practical Exercises

  • Target Audience
    This training programme is designed to meet the offshore safety and emergency response training requirements for personnel new (or returning) to the offshore oil and gas industry in a tropical environment.
  • Theory Learning Objectives
    Fire Related Statistics
        - GOM Fires

    Phases of Fire
        - Incipient
        - Free Burning
        - Smoldering

    Incipient Fire
        - Fire Triangle
            o Fuel
            o Oxygen
            o Heat
            o Chemical Reaction
        - Common Fuels
        - Effect of Oxygen
        - Effects of Heat

    Fire Prevention
        - Common Ignition Sources
        - Static Sparks
        - General Prevention
        - Chemical Storage
        - Storage Cabinets
        - Cylinder Storage and Transport

    Classes of Fire
        - Class A – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
        - Class B – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
        - Class C – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
        - Class D – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling
        - Class K – Properties, extinguishing methods, and labeling

    Fire Extinguishers (Main Types)
        - Water – Function, extinguishing properties
        - Carbon Dioxide (CO2) – Function, extinguishing properties
        - Dry Chemical – Function, extinguishing properties
        - Cartridge Operated Dry Chemical
        - Dry Chemical Wheeled UnitsM&A Safety Services
        - Halon
        - Foam – Function, extinguishing properties
        - Extinguisher Limitations
            o UL Ratings
        - Class A, B, C Ratings
        - Fire Blankets

    Fire Extinguisher Inspection
        - Monthly/Annual Inspections

    Extinguishing Fire
        - Steps for Extinguishing a Fire
            o Sounding Alarm
            o Sizing up the Fire
            o Gathering Equipment
            o Approaching Fire
            o Attack using “PASS” Method
            o Withdrawing
            o Re-attacking Fire
            o Wind Direction
        - Limitations when fighting fire
        - Extinguishing Methods
            o Starving
            o Inhibiting
            o Smothering
            o Quenching
        - Common Extinguishing Agents

    Fire Safety
        - Common Hazards
            o Flames
            o Heat
            o Smoke
            o Toxic Vapors
            o Suffocation
            o Explosions
        - Safety Equipment
            o Gas Detectors
            o Respirators
            o Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
            o Protective Clothing
        - FRC’s, Bunker GearM&A Safety Services
        - Emergency Response Plan
        - Emergency Evacuation

    Hot Work/Fire Watch
        - BSSE Regulations – 30 CFR Part 250.109 – 250.113
        - Hot Work Permits
        - Welding Plan
            o Requirements
            o Supervision
            o Welding Equipment Requirements
            o Before Welding Begins
            o Welding Restrictions
            o Well Bay Example
        - Fire Watch Requirements
        - Fire Watch Duties
        - Gas Detectors
            o Function
            o Lower Explosive Limits
            o Upper Explosive Limits
  • Practical Learning Objectives
    Practical shall verify the following:
        - Properly select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
        - Inspect and identify damaged extinguishers
        - Select appropriate extinguisher and firefighting equipment
        - Effectively communicate with others in the area using proper alerting techniques
        - Demonstrate use of firefighting equipment
        - Demonstrate firefighting techniques as discussed in theory
        - Demonstrate how to extinguish a fire
        - Properly remove used extinguishers from service
  • Certification Details
    Training Center Provided Material
        - PPE
        - Fire Extinguisher

    Delegate Requirements
        - None

    Reference Material / Documents
        -National Fire Protection Association Codes and Standards
        -OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157 Portable Fire Extinguishers
        -OSHA 29 CFR 1926.150 Fire Protection
        -BSSE 30 CFR 250.109 – 250.113 (Welding & Burning)

    Successful Course Completion
        - Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
        - Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
        - Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by
        the total number of exam questions.
        - Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.
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        • Cancellation Policy The policy set below is set by the website. If you wish to cancel a booking, kindly refer to the Learner FAQ page found in the footer of the website.

          Cancellation fees apply if cancelled within 7 days of the course start date . The amount retained will equal 100 percent of the transaction. Any refund requests after this period are to be requested from the trainer. If approved by the trainer, remittance of refunds will be handled by the trainer outside of our site.For more details read our Refund Policy

        Site Information

        • Training Environment
          • Allowed Classroom
        • Services and Amenities
          • Allowed ADA Accessiblity
          • Allowed Restrooms
          • Allowed Emailed Certificates
          • Allowed Printed Course Materials
          • Location
            512 Viaulet Road, Youngsville, LA 70592, USA

          Other Notes

          • Items to BringPlease bring a government-issued ID.
          • Health and Safety Considerations
            Physical / Health Demands:

            Emergency response training contains physically demanding and potentially stressful elements. All personnel who participate in such training must be medically fit and capable of participating fully. All personnel will be required to complete a self-declaration of fitness form prior to the commencement of practical. 

          About Your Trainer,

          ssss Incipient Fire Fighting / Fire Watch | M&A Sa...

          M&A Safety Services is a full service safety training company located in Youngsville, Louisiana. Our ownership team made up of Bryan Aucoin, Travis Martin, and Don Romero bring countless years of experience in both HSE and operational experience in the Production, Construction, and Drilling industries. 

          M&A Safety Services provides comprehensive instructor-led training courses that are readily available to meet our customers’ training needs. Our training center delivers essential training courses on a daily basis which offers our customers maximum flexibility to train their employees at their convenience. Training courses can also be delivered onsite at the customers work site including domestic, international and offshore locations. 

          Our Lafayette training center is a 20,000 square foot facility located in Youngsville, Louisiana. It contains (11) multimedia classrooms, (2) indoor heated pools, a METS-5 HUET Simulator, a TEMPSC, a Hydraulic Crane, a Confined Space Simulator, a Fall Protection Simulator, and numerous Firefighting Simulators designed to simulate various types of fires.

          Youngsville, United States Member Since June 2018

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