Special Equipment, Processes, and Facilities Online Training

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  • Description

    A Certified Fire Protection Specialist® (CFPS®) frequently needs to know the operating principles and hazard control safeguards for a variety of specialized equipment, such as IT and electrical equipment, materials-handling equipment, and refrigeration systems. The Special Equipment, Processes, and Facilities Online Training covers these topics as well as chemical processing, semiconductor manufacturing, and the flammability, toxicity, and safety group classifications of refrigerants. The discussion concludes by acquainting participants with the challenges and safeguards related to the new technologies of energy storage systems (ESS) and solar power.

    In the Special Equipment, Processes, and Facilities Online Training, participants are engaged through video presentations by NFPA® and industry thought leaders regarding hot work precautions and risks in photovoltaic (PV) systems. The module also includes an in-depth US Chemical Safety Board video on hot work scenarios and an NFPA and American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) refrigerant report PDF.

    At the end of the online training, you should be able to:

    • Recall primary topics located in Sections 8 and 9 of the Fire Protection Handbook® (FPH).
    • Describe the precautions of hot work.
    • Determine the spacing requirements given a chemical or type of equipment used to produce chemicals.
    • Use a table to determine whether or not a vehicle is approved for operation in a Class I, II, or III location.
    • Determine suppression systems best suited for IT fire protection and safety.
    • Use refrigerant safety group classifications to determine level of flammability and toxicity.
    • Describe the three types of refrigeration systems (mechanical, absorption, and steam-jet ejectors) and their hazards.
    • Determine the best placement of a refrigeration system given an environment.
    • Assess hazard level given a refrigerant and environmental condition.
    • Identify fire and health hazards associated with semiconductor manufacturing.
    • Describe ESS and solar system applications and types.
    • Outline the steps to take during a fire incident that involves ESS and solar systems.


    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 and qualify for 0.1 CEU. 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


    • 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.


    • 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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