Developing a Pre-Incident Plan for a Protected Building

Credit Hours:  1
Approximate reading time: 0.5 Hours
Approximate online time: 0.5 Hours

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This module is offered to Fire Hero Learning Network Users under a cooperative agreement with FM Global. To take this module, you will be transferred from the Fire Hero Learning Network (FHLN) to the FM Global Fire Service Learning Network. You will need an FM Global Fire Service Learning Network account to take this module. If you already have an FM Global Fire Service Learning Network account that uses the same email as your FHLN account, you will not have to sign in again. If you need to create an account on FM Global Fire Service Learning Network, you will be able to register. Your record of completion for this program (on your transcript) and your certificate will be kept on the FM Global Fire Service Learning Network.

Pre-incident planning improves sprinkler activation alarm call response. This is especially true for commercial and industrial structures because they often contain specialized equipment, warehoused goods, unusual or complicated floor plans, atypical contents, and unfamiliar fuel load configurations. Pre-incident planning allows the department to assess a structure's fire suppression systems, use, occupancy, contents, occupancy, water sources, hazards, obstructions, and other important factors that impact fire suppression efforts. This effort is extremely important because fire officers and crews see relatively fewer callouts to commercial and industrial properties compared to residential properties. Pre-incident planning also helps the department establish a relationship with the building's owner, tenants, and facilities manager. In this self-paced program, you will learn how to complete a pre-incident plan. Doing pre-incident plans for all sprinklered properties in your first due areas is an important component of being prepared and rendering professional service to your community.

This program is the third in a series of four programs in the Fighting Fire In Sprinklered Buildings multi-program certificate. The full sequence is:

  • Part 1: Automatic Sprinkler System Design and Function
  • Part 2: Why Sprinklered Buildings Burn
  • Part 3: Developing a Pre-Incident Plan for a Protected Building
  • Part 4: Engine Company Operations at Fires in Sprinklered Properties

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