The 'Operation Greenfire' Fire Safety Training Programme.
To fight a fire successfully, you must first understand it. How it grows and spreads. What are its many forms. The Operation Greenfire Fire Safety Training Programme covers all the possible lines of defense against the threat of fire. The programme comprises seven key fire safety training segments and is based on material gathered from several prominent industry experts and our own research over decades.
Lack of training is your biggest fire risk
Of the many thousands of offices, shops and factories that are gutted by fire every year, more than half probably have fire extinguishers installed. The reason for this rather shocking statistic is that even the most advanced firefighting equipment is greatly hampered when the user is untrained. Which is why it is legally mandatory in countries like the US and UK for commercial establishments to conduct regular fire safety training programmes for their employees.
Learn about the enemy before you are forced to fight it
There are clear, pre-defined procedures for activating and operating different types of fire extinguishers. In order to effectively fight a fire, an individual needs to be familiar with the different types of fire, the different types of extinguishers and the procedures for activation and usage of each of these extinguishers. Yet, surprisingly, many people attempt to learn how to use a fire extinguisher when they are actually face-to-face with a real fire.
There's more to fire safety than just fighting a fire.
Firefighting is just one aspect of fire safety. An understanding of how fire operates, basic fire prevention practices and the importance of smoke detection systems can work towards ensuring that you never actually have to face a fire, leave alone fight it. And, as every trained firefighter will testify, the most critical aspect of training for a fire situation is the evacuation plan: ensuring that everyone on the premises knows what to do in an emergency.