STORAGE TANK FIRE FIGHTING
This course is designed to enhance the existing skills of emergency responders by giving them the opportunity to rehearse practical fire fighting skills previously acquired. The course combines classroom sessions with practical fire ground exercises simulating tank fire specific scenarios. The classroom based sessions will describe tank types and potential fire scenarios, drawing heavily from incident experience. Fire ground sessions will include demonstrations and hands on exercises and is designed to ensure delegates are updated in the latest techniques in this important field.
By the end of this five-day course, delegates are expected to have understood:
- The principles of storage tank firefighting;
- The use and application of different fire fighting media especially foam and its use and limitations;
- The dangers and hazards associated with boilovers and running fuel fires;
- Lessons learned from past incidents;
- How to prepare for incidents onsite and offsite;
- The importance of training onsite personnel to tackle and manage such incidents.
Practiced and demonstrated competence in:
- The selection and proper use of the appropriate type of firefighting media such as foam and water;
- Dealing with rimseal and full surface storage tank fires;
- Dealing with incidents involving flanges and valves leaks;
Health & Safety at incidents, Fixed fire fighting systems, limitations of foam, storage tank fire fighting;
By the use of several case studies, the events that lead to such large petrochemical incidents.
Hands-on exercises with foam and water , including flange, rimseal and full surface storage tank fires.
To prepare and deliver a presentation on previous majors petrochemical incidents