This two-day course following a brief overview of the Guide, participants will be divided into working groups which will be tasked with applying the SFPE Guide to a specific project. Groups will be able to choose from a selection of projects that include: historic building, a high-rise residential occupancy, or a petroleum industry facility. In addition to applying the Guide to their specific project, participants will also review the work of others groups to broaden their understanding of the concepts of a fire risk assessment.
Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
- Describe the various steps associated with a fire risk assessment, as outlined in the SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment.
- Evaluate a project, prepare representative goal statements, objective statements, boundary conditions, and assumptions.
- Prepare a fire hazard assessment for a designed project.
- Identify a minimum of eight fire scenarios that need to be included in the fire risk assessment
- Evaluate various tools and methods available to assist in preparing a fire risk assessment and determine the appropriate one to be used for a given project.
Participants should have a fundamental understanding of the SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment.
FPEs, Code Officials, Facility Engineers, Plan Reviewers, Design Professionals (Architects/Engineers)
SFPE Engineering Guide to Fire Risk Assessment.
Participants will take a written exam upon completion of the course. The exam will focus on the understanding of the concepts rather than specific calculations. Candidates will need to pass with a minimum score of 70%.
Upon completion of a test attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance.