This elearning package has been produced in response to the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in which at least 71 people lost their lives. This has been produced working with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service who have developed a robust and flexible system for dealing with high rise incidents. This course will cover the areas of concern and how to mitigate the risk to firefighters and occupants alike.  This presentation has been produced to educate all those in the industry around the world.

 

Module 1

This module will look at the following areas:

  • Introduction
  • What is a high rise building?
  • Fire fighting facitilies
  • Sprinklers 
  • Fire Engineered solutions
  • Familiarisation visits
  • Significant hazards and risks
  • Height of the building
  • Objects falling from the building
  • Security
  • Extended lines of communication
  • Information gathering
  • Buildings under construction and refurbishment
  • Cable entanglement
  • HVAC systems
  • Fire and smoke spread
  • Stack effect
  • Coanda effect
  • Wind driven fires
  • Fires on multiple floors

 

 

 

 

Module 2

This module will look at the following areas:

  • Hazards associated with high rise incidents

 

 

 

Module 3

This module will look at the following areas:

  • The high rise procedure

 

 

 

Module 4

This module will look at the following areas:

  • Contents of high rise bag

 

 

Module 5

This module will look at the following areas:

  • The wall plate

 

 

 
Module 6

This module will look at the following areas:

  • What constitutes a firefighting lift
  • The components of a firefighting lift
  • Incident commanders and lift firefighter considerations at a high rise incident

 

 

 

Additional module 1

This module will look at the following areas:

  • Case study – Coolmoyne House Northern Ireland

 

 

 

Additional module 2

This module will look at the following areas:

  • High rise case studies around the world

 

 

 

Additional module 3

This module will look at the following areas:

  • Sprinkler systems explained

 

 

 

Additional module 4

This module will look at the following areas:

  • Trade offs for sprinklers
  • Retrofitting sprinklers
  • Callow mount

 

 

 

Additional module 5

This module will look at the following areas:

  • Mist systems

 

 

We hope you enjoyed the presentations. These will be updated as required and additional modules added where appropriate. This resource is available to all in the industry to update their knowledge on the response to high rise incidents to ensure that the correct actions are adopted and the risk to life is reduced.  This has been produced in association with our initiative  “Educate the world” Click for further information