Industrial Fire Suppression Training

 Structural Fire Brigade Activities

Structural Fire Brigade Activities

Many organizations have long recognized the need to protect their business facilities and employees from fire related emergencies through the creation of employee based Structural Fire Brigade response teams. These teams may work independently of outside response agencies or may work in a coordinated manner. In addition, the Structural Fire Brigade response team expertise may involve fire related use of personal protective equipment and IDLH respirators, along with search, rescue, forcible entry, and ventilation activities.

START Group personnel are actual emergency responders for fire suppression related emergencies. These activities and START Group personnel’s organizational/curriculum knowledge create a superb foundation for Structural Fire Brigade response team training. The current response team training is focused in the following areas:

  • Awareness and Operations level training
  • Operations and Command level training

START Group offers the following comprehensive training and loss control packages in Structural Fire Brigade response teams:

  • Evaluation of Current Level of Preparedness - Completion of a site review of your Organization’s equipment, response documents, and policies regarding Structural Fire Brigade response teams, along with assistance in developing policies and procedures. Formal written recommendations will be made regarding areas that need improvement.
  • Awareness/Operations Level Classroom and Skills Training Session - Completion of site and equipment specific classroom and skills training. These sessions train Structural Fire Brigade response team members on the fire related use of personal protective equipment and IDLH respirators, along with search, rescue, forcible entry, and ventilation activities. In addition, these sessions may involve the use of START Group’s live fire trailer.
  • Operations/Command Level Classroom and Skills Training Session - Completion of small through large scale Command Level Structural Fire Brigade response team training involving tabletop and computer generated simulations. These simulations involve organizational-specific and fire suppression-specific scenarios that allow for direct documentation and evaluation of emergency response capabilities. Focus of the training session is at the tactical and strategic decision making levels, along with Command activities (i.e., assumption, transfer, termination).
Client list includes Midwest Generation and McCook Metals.