FF282 - Combustible Dust Fires & Explosions
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About the Event
Combustible dust fires and explosions is a call that many departments may have not had in their response area yet. These calls are very low frequency and contain a significant hazard that they are should be prepared for. This course discusses some of the NFPA and OSHA standards that relate to dust handling and fires in these facilities. It will also cover some firefighting tactics for handling a fire in a dust collection and storage systems with an emphasis on firefighting efforts not increasing the potential for an explosion. There is also an emphasis on and best tactics for maintaining firefighter safety during these calls.