Experienced Firefighter (Refresher for experienced emergency responders)
For candidates who have previously attended Industrial, Refinery, Aviation, NFPA or Preliminary Firefighter courses or equivalent and wish to refresh and update their fire fighting skills.
Candidates should be experienced firefighters and have attended an appropriate fire fighting course.
Health and Safety:
Due to the physical nature and demands of this course, members must be physically fit enough to undertake strenuous, physical activities. Course members must attend with suitable and sufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is appropriate for the risks involved in fire and rescue operations. Alternatively the college can provide PPE for course members.
To develop the candidates practical experience with a range of scenarios in both exercise and live fire situations, to improve students’ abilities and operational efficiency, to build confidence and update them with the latest techniques.
At the end of the course the students will be able to: Select and operate fire fighting equipment appropriate for the incident encountered, Understand the principles of flashover and backdraft and how to deal with each situation, Understand the basic principles and the management of a hazardous materials incident.
A comprehensive training course which includes the following subject areas: Chemistry of combustion and extinction, Pumps and primers, Fire extinguishers, Basic hydraulics, manual handling of equipment, Use of ladders, Flashover training, Breathing apparatus procedures, Rescue techniques, Water relay, Car fires, LPG, Trench fires and Health and Safety.
Presentation and Delivery:
By a combination of interactive lectures, group work, realistic practical demonstration exercises and debriefs, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning and self-directed private study.
This course can be provided in: English, Arabic or English with Arabic support.
Course Staff and Facilities:
College staff with the relevant operational and managerial experience and technical knowledge.
Number of Instructors Required:
1 instructor per 6 students
Minimum Number of Course Members:
Assessment and Reporting:
Continuous assessment throughout the course, with feedback being provided to facilitate reflection and personal development. Course members will undertake a written and practical assessment achieving a minimum pass mark of 60%
Certification and Awarding Body:
The International College of Engineering and Management course Certificate.
The International College of Engineering and Management
10 days over 2 weeks
08.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30hrs Saturday to Wednesday.
See course schedule for the latest course dates. Where student numbers are insufficient bespoke dates can be mutually agreed.
Bookings and Enquiries:
The Marketing Department
International College of Engineering and Management
Fire and Safety Division
P.O. Box 2511
Sultanate of Oman
Tel: (+968) 245 212 56 Fax: (+968) 245 210 42