Safety in the Built Environment and Information and Analysis for Fire Protection Online Training

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  • Description

    Understanding how environmental conditions, fire, and other disasters introduce safety risks in the built environment is a critical competency for every Certified Fire Protection Specialist® (CFPS®). This fundamental knowledge provides the ability to appreciate the purpose of a fire hazard analysis (FHA) and additional steps of the risk assessment process, and how they determine both the probability of a hazard and the severity of consequence as criteria for risk acceptability.

    Unfortunately, catastrophic events are what typically drive code and standard change and aspects of safe building design. In the Safety in the Built Environment and Information and Analysis for Fire Protection Online Training, you will have the opportunity to explore how fire departments—and organizations on a federal, state, and local level—record incidents and analyze data to influence codes and standards formation. Through an understanding of statistical trends, it's possible to mitigate potential threats to life and property.

    This course features engaging video content chronicling what can happen when fire protection best practices are not in place. Participants receive access to downloadable NFIRS incident reports and NFIRS reference guide PDF job aids and learn by watching short interviews with industry experts on the topics of fire and explosion investigation and fire loss data.

    At the end of the Safety in the Built Environment and Information and Analysis for Fire Protection course, you should be able to:

    • Recall primary topics located in Sections 1 and 3 of the Fire Protection Handbook® (FPH).
    • Explain how conditions causing harm relate to fire and other disasters in the built environment.
    • Describe the components involved in a fire hazard analysis (FHA).
    • Use the risk assessment process to determine acceptable risk.
    • Describe systems and components of safe building design.
    • Summarize the roles of code and standards in the built environment.
    • Describe the types of organizations and their roles in fire loss investigations.
    • Analyze structural damage factors that exist during and after a fire.
    • Explain the role of the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) as well as its application and constraints.
    • Identify international sources of fire data collection.

     

    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone involved in reducing fire loss, either physical or financial:
    risk managers, loss control specialists, fire officers, fire marshals, fire inspectors, safety managers, fire protection consultants, designers, engineers, code enforcers, facility managers, and others who have responsibilities dealing with the application of fire safety, protection, prevention, and suppression technologies.

    Complete this course series and qualify for 0.2 CEUs. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.

     

    Group Training:
    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
    please call 877-336-3280 or e-mail: grouptraining@nfpa.org.

  • Certification Learning Paths

    Whether for your personal growth or for the growth of your entire organization, NFPA® Learning Paths can help plot a successful journey to advanced certifications. This new series of web-based training is specifically designed to help you feel confident in the subject matter of the certification exam. The training process is delivered conveniently and remotely online so you can get it all done on your own terms, at your own pace.

    Current online training Learning Paths:

    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) Learning Path
      The CFPS Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the Fire Protection Handbook®. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th edition, to the exam. If you do not already own the Fire Protection Handbook, it is available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Protection Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training

    Terms:

    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 180 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.

    Specifications:

    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.

     

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