Firefighting technical minimum training

Firefighting technical minimum (FTM) training is an important part of fire safety and prevention. This is a course of study that focuses on imparting the knowledge and skills needed to prevent fires, respond effectively to emergencies, and use fire extinguishing media correctly.

The main objectives of fire safety training are:

  1. Understanding the basic principles of fire safety: Educating participants on the principles of combustion, fire classification, and the physical characteristics of fire. They must also know how to identify potential hazards and fire risks.

  2. Knowledge of fire prevention measures: training in preventative measures, including safe behavior, use of electrical equipment, storage and use of flammable liquids and gases, maintenance of electrical systems and smoke control, and access to areas containing explosive materials.

  3. Definition and Application of Fire Fighting Equipment: Training participants should know the different types of fire extinguishers and their use to effectively extinguish a fire. They should also be familiar with the proper use of fire safety systems such as fire hydrants, pumps, and sprinkler systems.

  4. Rescue and evacuation: training in how to evacuate buildings in case of fire, including panic management, use of escape routes, rules for gathering at assembly points and performing rescue operations.

PTM training is carried out in specialized centers, fire departments or private organizations engaged in fire safety training. At the end of the course, participants take an exam to assess their knowledge and skills.

It is important to note that fire safety training is recommended for all people, regardless of their profession or social status. Participation in such training helps increase awareness of fire safety and the ability to respond effectively in emergency situations, saving lives and protecting property.