TargetSolutions is excited to announce that we have updated five courses from our NFPA 1001 catalog. The updated courses will feature a live presenter, new material, new case studies, animations, demonstrations, and are all video-based. The release of these five courses furthers our initiative to modernize our NFPA catalogs and reflects our commitment to providing the best content for Fire professionals. The updated course list includes:
- NFPA 1001 Fire Detection, Alarm & Suppression Systems
- NFPA 1001 Fire Department Communications
- NFPA 1001 Water Supply
- NFPA 1001 Fire Streams
- NFPA 1001 Firefighter Safety and Orientation
Why did we update these courses? Our NFPA 1001 catalog contains courses that deal with the standards for firefighter professional qualifications, thus it is important that they are kept up to date. Keeping with the theme of modernization we updated these courses by adding video-demonstrations, captivating animations, and recent studies.
Below is a detailed description of each updated course:
NFPA 1001 Fire Detection, Alarm & Suppression Systems
Fire protection systems are a key first line of defense in controlling and sometimes even extinguishing structural fires. They save lives, protect property, and buy valuable time for firefighters as they respond to the scene of a fire. Having sprinklers installed in a building drastically lowers the chances of occupants dying in a fire or of suffering property loss.
Because sprinklers, smoke detectors, and other protection systems play such a valuable role in the mission of the local fire department, firefighters should encourage their use in the community they serve and be familiar with the particular types of protection systems. Firefighters should also be prepared to use these systems to their fullest potential when attacking a fire.
NFPA 1001 Fire Department Communications
Communication supports every activity of the fire service. Effective communication is critical to fulfilling mission objectives. This course focuses on the various aspects pertaining to communication within the fire service.
Beginning with a discussion of the importance of a communications plan and the functions of various communications hardware components, the course incorporates topics such as the communicative roles and responsibilities of personnel and communications at the fireground. Information about recordkeeping and interfacing with public agencies and media supports the importance of a communications plan that drives best practices.
The subject of communications is always evolving. As such, case studies will allow you to fully appreciate the pace at which communications are expanding, maturing, becoming more complex, and why a firefighter must understand their influences upon the profession as a whole. The course aims to impress upon you the importance of effective communication and enhance your communicative ability.
NFPA 1001 Water Supply
Knowledge of water supply systems is an integral part of fire operations. Water is the primary extinguishing agent for fires, and for that reason, firefighters must possess a solid knowledge of water supply. If water were to run out during an incident, firefighters could become trapped, injured, or killed. Firefighters must understand the principal aspects of water supply systems, how and where to access water, and what to do to prevent running out of water in an emergency.
This course provides fire personnel with a basic overview of water supply systems, fire hydrants, and rural water supply operations.
NFPA 1001 Fire Streams
The majority of fires are extinguished using water or some other substance delivered under pressure. In fact, the vast majority of training and skills that a firefighter might be called upon to deliver depend on the successful use and deployment of fire streams. In order to successfully use fire streams to combat fires, firefighters must have a comprehensive understanding of them, along with the proper hardware needed to produce effective fire streams.
This course will examine the various types of fire streams by looking at how they are deployed, determining which stream is appropriate for a particular type of fire, and the differences between water and foam delivery.
NFPA 1001 Firefighter Safety and Orientation
Firefighting is an inherently hazardous occupation. Each year, firefighters are killed or injured in the line of duty. It is the responsibility of every firefighter to maintain the basic skills and knowledge required to perform safely as team members of a fire department during emergency operations.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the organizational structures in place to ensure a safe, organized emergency response, as well as general safety precautions for working on the fire apparatus, around the fire station, and on the scene of an emergency.