• Class and Course

    Advanced Level Training in Modern Techniques for Firefighting in Well & Oil Tanks

    Course Description

    • In the oil & gas business, firefighting techniques are a day-to-day concern and 24 hours job at different facilities.  The most common type of fires in structures that we face is those which involve just a single compartment: room-and-contents fires. Putting all of our skills in play, including size-up, pump operation, forcible entry, interior hose movement, and search, they serve as an unofficial “benchmark” operation to compare our abilities with that of other crews and form the core theme of most departments’ planning and training on structural firefighting. Handling these incidents is our bread and butter. This confidence and familiarity, though, can lead to tragic failure if deviations from the usual pattern of these incidents go unrecognized and unaddressed.
    • The point with sharing this unusual account is certainly not to suggest that we should fight fires without SCBA, PPE, and help, but to illustrate that the “typical” room-and-contents fire provides a sufficiently forgiving environment that, even when using only the most basic measures, we are almost always successful (the fire goes out, and no one gets hurt). Such experience can be a dangerous seductress. We are lulled into complacency with repeated success until we meet an unexpected change in conditions.
    • In a potentially deadly contradiction, the very teams that are most adept at handling these types of fires are also the most at risk for disaster when significant obstacles are encountered. Although the rapid deployment of an interior hose line is the key to controlling an incipient or compartmented fire, the presence of unseen barriers to this approach can leave firefighters deep inside a building before realizing that their advance is blocked, exposing them to additional hazards. These obstacles can include a fire that has become vent-limited, with combustible gases spreading throughout the building, ready to ignite above, and around, entering crews; delays in gaining access, allowing increased fire growth; difficulty locating the seat of the fire, with the apparent location actually being an extension from another area, maybe even beneath the level on which personnel is operating; and weakening of weight-bearing structural members, especially in this era of lighter-weight building construction, resulting in sudden collapse. Any combination of these complications might be at work at a fire that appears, at first glance, to be “just room and contents.” And a “first glance” is often all we take before entry.
    • So, how do we maintain our proven ability to control the usual situation while also increasing our odds of surviving the occasional complication? The same way we always have: by ensuring that appropriate safeguards and redundancy are "engineered" into our tactics. Fortunately, our procedures usually require only an upgrade, not an overhaul. That is, most of us need merely to build on our already honed skills, rather than having to replace or change methods significantly. The course covers standard operating procedures, rules, or just good habits that ensure minimum PPE, staffing, and hose line sizes for these fire incidents.
    Course objectives
    • The aim of this course is to provide the most comprehensive and current techniques so as to effectively fight a fire. Training complies with the NFPA standards worldwide recognized. Theoretical and practical classes involve trainees in an effective way to prevent, recognize and extinguish different types of fires that may occur within Oil and Gas Industry.
    • Provide a clear understanding of duties.
    • The ability of the attendee to identifyhazards & perform remedy action.
    • Identify & skillfully operate fireprotection equipment.
    • Capable to competently respond tomitigate & control emergency cases.
    • Proper use & handling of PPE.
    • Conduct atmospheric gas testing andappropriately don the SCBA
    • Conduct practical and technicalfirefighting advanced techniques covering different oil & gas scenariossuch as a wellhead, production facilities, and crude oil tank fires.

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