​Salvage and Overhaul

  
Salvage and Overhaul I


Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 10 minutes, hands On 6 Hours Prices: Contact us for pricing details

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

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to:

  • Perform loss control operations.
  • Explain the philosophy of loss control.
  • Discuss planning and procedures for salvage operations. 
  • Describe salvage covers, salvage cover maintenance, and equipment used in salvage operations. 
  • Summarize basic principles of salvage cover deployment.
  • Summarize methods used to catch and route water from fire fighting operations and cover openings using salvage covers. 
  • Discuss overhaul operations.
  • Describe tools and equipment used in overhaul. 
  • Discuss fire safety during overhaul.
  • Discuss locating hidden fires. 
  • Summarize the overhaul process.

Hands On 6 Hours

  • Clean, inspect, and repair a salvage cover.
  • Roll a salvage cover for a one-firefighter spread.  
  • Spread a rolled salvage cover — One-firefighter method.
  • Fold a salvage cover for a one-firefighter spread.
  • Spread a folded salvage cover — One-firefighter method.
  • Fold a salvage cover for a two-firefighter spread.
  • Spread a folded salvage cover — Two-firefighter balloon throw.
  • Construct a water chute without pike poles.
  • Construct a water chute with pike poles.
  • Construct a catchall.
  • Locate and extinguish hidden fires.
  

Salvage and Overhaul II


Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 3 Hours 10 minutes, hands On 6 Hours Prices: Contact us for pricing details

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

Program description:

After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to: 

  • Describe the equipment used to illuminate an emergency scene.
  • Describe the safety precautions to take when working with lighting equipment. 
  • Describe the types of lights used to illuminate exterior and interior scenes.
  • Describe how to operate lighting equipment to light exterior and interior scenes. 
  • Explain the purpose of salvage operations.
  • List the tasks involved in a salvage operation.
  • Describe the safety precautions that need to be considered when performing salvage.
  • List the tools used to perform salvage operations.
  • Describe the salvage techniques commonly used to prevent water damage.
  • Describe the general procedures for preventing excess water damage from fire sprinklers.
  • List the equipment used to shut down fire sprinklers.
  • Describe the identifying characteristics of a main control valve of a fire sprinkler system.
  • Describe the general procedures and equipment used to remove excess water from a structure.
  • Describe the general procedures and equipment used to limit smoke and heat damage.
  • Describe how to maintain salvage covers.
  • Explain when fire investigators should become involved in salvage operations.
  • Describe the purpose of overhaul operations.
  • List the concerns that must be addressed to ensure the safety of fire fighters who are performing overhaul. 
  • List the indicators of possible structural collapse. 
  • Explain how to preserve structural integrity during overhaul.
  • Describe how to coordinate overhaul operations with fire investigators.
  • Explain how fire fighters determine overhaul locations.
  • List the tools that are used for overhaul operations.
  • Describe the general techniques used in overhaul operations.   
  • Describe the types of generators used to power lighting equipment.
  • Describe how generators operate.
  • Describe how to clean and maintain lighting equipment.
  • Describe how to maintain generators.  
    
  
Hands On  8 hours

After studying this chapter, you will be able to perform the following skills:

  • Illuminate an emergency scene.
  • Use a sprinkler stop to shut down a sprinkler head.
  • Use a sprinkler wedge to shut down a sprinkler head.
  • Close and reopen a main control valve.
  • Close and open a post indicator valve. 
  • Construct a water chute. 
  • Construct a water catch-all.
  • Fold a salvage cover for one-fire fighter deployment.
  • Fold a salvage cover for two-fire fighter deployment.
  • Fold and roll a salvage cover.
  • Perform a one-fire fighter salvage cover roll.
  • Perform a shoulder toss.
  • Perform a balloon toss.
  • Open a ceiling to check for fire using a pike pole.
  • Open an interior wall to check for fire. 
  • Conduct a weekly/monthly generator test.