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Fire Protection Services offer a comprehensive range of fire safety training courses and on-site demonstrations covering the following areas:

  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Theory of combustion
  • Fire-fighting techniques
  • The system of fire classification
  • Types and operation of fire extinguishers
  • Procedure on discovering a fire
  • Evacuation procedures
  • Roll call
  • Use of hose reels
  • General maintenance
  • Good housekeeping
  • DVD Fire Risk Assessment & Fire Training Courses- NEW

I am very excited to announce that we have launched a range of DVD's to assist small and medium size businesses comply with the current fire safety legislation. These packages are comprehensive, LOW COST, and will deal with many of the problems businesses have just organising themselves to comply. For example releasing staff for training courses, inducting new employees, producing emergency plans, consultancy fees etc the list goes on.

DVDcomplianceproducts@fpsfire.co.uk

Download our fire warden training brochure (PDF, 4mb)
Please read our terms and conditions for the training course (PDF, 19Kb)

Understanding The Theory Of Fire

In order to understand how fire extinguishers work, you first need to know a little bit about fire.

FIRE is a chemical reaction involving rapid oxidation (burning) of a fuel. Three things must be present at the same time in order to produce fire:

Fire Triangle

FUEL - any combustible material - solid, liquid or gas. Most solids and liquids must vaporize before they will burn.

OXYGEN - Sufficient oxygen must be present in the atmosphere surrounding the fuel for fire to burn.

HEAT - Sufficient heat energy must be applied to raise the fuel to it's ignition temperature.

The combination of these three elements is frequently referred to as the "fire triangle". The important thing to remember is that if any one of these three things can be removed there will be no fire or the fire will be extinguished. Essentially, fire extinguishers put out fire in most cases by taking away one or more elements of the fire triangle.

Fire safety, at its most basic, is based upon the principle of keeping fuel and ignition sources from contact with each other.

FIRE CHART
Water
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Foam
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Class F Wet Chemical
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
ABC Dry Powder
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Class D Powder
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes