Knowledge of fire protection is critical, but often overlooked in training programs for security professionals. Although security topics such as access control, intrusion alarm response, trespassers, crime and terrorism prevention, patrol, and powers of arrest are emphasized in security training, fire safety and fire related life safety are as equally important responsibilities for security guards. In fact, fires, and other fire related emergencies, such as evacuations, are more likely to cause injury or death to personnel and major damage to property than most security related incidents.
After becoming knowledgeable about fire protection, fire safety, and fire emergencies, the student will incorporate fire-life safety into everyday awareness while performing routine and emergency security duties. The course is broken down into 4 lessons, and must be completed in order. Each module is approximately 1 hour in length. Students can stop or pause training to fit their schedule. Once started, the course must be completed within 45 days.
All course material is online, and includes topics such as: