Electrical Basics for Firefighters

  
Electrical Basics for Firefighters
 
Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). No Hands On Program.

Program Length:  Didactic 4 Hours 20 Minutes    Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

Upon completion of this program the student shall be able to:

  • Common Electrical Terms
  • Electrical Installaions
  • Faulty Electrical Equipment
  • Insulators, Conductors and Semi-Conductors
  • Low Voltage Hazards
  • Safe Limits of Approach
  • Electricity Takes All Paths to the Ground
  • Voltage Gradient on the Ground Surface
  • Step Potenial
  • Touch Potenial
  • Efects of Electricity on the Body
  • Coping with Electrical Injuries
  • Medical Follow-up
  • Emergency Responder Protecive Clothing
  • Electrically Shock Resisive Footwear
  • Reflective Equipment and Safety Vest
  • Ground Gradient Control Mats (for use with aerial operaions)                                                                                    
  • Equipment Hazards
  • Power Inverters, Portable Generators and Cabling
  • Electrical Arc Flash Protecion
  • Overhead Power Line Components
  • Distribuion Power Lines
  • Fuse Cutouts and Capacitors
  • Power Line Protecion Automaic Reclosers
  • Power Line Emergency Scenarios
  • Electrical Backfeed
  • Fallen or Low Hanging Wires
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Common Language for Communicaing with Victims
  • Rescuing Persons from Vehicles Contacing Power Lines
  • Roadway Stripping Hazard
  • Vehicle Tires Pyrolysis
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Fighing Fires on Power Line Equipment
  • Using Water Safely on Electrical Fires
  • Fighing Fires on Transmission Rights-of-Way
  • Arc-Over Hazard
  • Arc-Over Hazardous Zone
  • Fighing Fires Involving Wood Structures
  • Aerial Tanker Opimum Safe Applicaion
  • Trees Contacing Power Lines
  • Objects Contacing or in Close Proximity to Power Lines
  • Underground Power Equipment Emergency Scenarios
  • Padmount Transformers and Switching Kiosks                                       Underground Power Line Damaged by Digging
  • Fires and Explosions in Underground Electrical Vaults 
  • Vault Explosion (Cover Of) or Vault Emiing Fire or Smoke
  • Rescue from Underground Electrical Vaults 
  • Substaion Components
  • Buildings
  • Transformers 
  • Conservators
  • Explosion Vents
  • Porcelain Bushings
  • Bus Bars
  • Overhead Structures
  • Control Cables
  • Cable Trenches
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Capacitors
  • Substaion Ground Grids
  • Substaion Emergencies
  • Substaion Fires
  • Substaion Personnel Emergency
  • Substaion Control Buildings
  • Fire Fighing inside Electrical Substaions or  Switchyards
  • Privately Owned Substaions
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls, (PCB) Storage Areas and Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards when Fire Fighing in Houses & Other  Buildings
  • Overhead Power Lines Near Buildings
  • Vehicle and Emergency Apparatus Placement
  • Aerial Equipment Setup
  • Working Around Service Meter and Mast
  • When Electricity Endangers People or Property
  • Entering Wet or Flooded Buildings
  • Electrical Vaults in High Rise Buildings
  • Portable or Emergency Generator Electrical Backfeed
  • Portable or Emergency Generator Transfer Device