Fire Management (1 week) Short Course at Botswana Wildlife Training Institute (BWTI)

Fire Management (1 week) Short Course at Botswana Wildlife Training Institute (BWTI)

What is Fire Management?

Fire management is the process of planning, preventing and fighting fires to protect people, property and the forest resource. It also involves fire to attain forestry, wildlife and land-use objectives.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the principles of fire management?

Over time we have learned fundamental fire safety principles for preventing fire events and managing their impact (i.e. the Common Principles: Prevention, Detection and Communication, Occupant Protection, Containment and Extinguishment) that can be consistently applied internationally.

What are the three ways to control fire?

All fires can be extinguished by cooling, smothering, starving or by interrupting the combustion process to extinguish the fire.

Why does fire need to be managed?

Forests and grasslands across the country can benefit from managed fires. They are able to reduce the risk to wildland firefighters and restore plant diversity, which in turn benefits many wildlife species. Managed fires also have the potential to lower the risk of catastrophic fire by reducing hazardous fuel loads.

What are 5 ways to prevent fires?

  • Check electrical equipment and remove defective equipment.
  • Ensure electrical cords are in good condition.
  • Plug appliances and lights into separate electrical outlets.
  • Avoid using extension cords.
  • Use extension cords safety – not under carpets or across walking areas.
  • Use only one device per outlet.

What are the 4 causes of fire?

Common causes of fire

Faulty appliances and leads.
Faulty fuel supply.
Misuse of equipment or appliances.
Placing articles too close to heat.

What are the 3 general types of fire?

Classes of fire. Class A – fires involving solid materials such as wood, paper or textiles. Class B – fires involving flammable liquids such as petrol, diesel or oils. Class C – fires involving gases.

What are the two types of fire prevention?

Active and passive fire protection work independently but together to provide comprehensive coverage for your facility. In the unfortunate event of a fire, active fire protection methods work to extinguish the fire, while passive fire protection keeps the fire from spreading to other areas in the building.

What are two keys to fire prevention?

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries. Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

What are the 10 fire safety tips?

10 Tips for Fire Safety

  • Install Smoke Alarms.
  • Plan Your Escape From Fire.
  • Keep an Eye on Smokers.
  • Cook Carefully.
  • Give Space Heaters Space.
  • Matches and Lighters are Tools Not Toys.
  • Stop, Drop, and Roll.
  • Use Electricity Safely.

What are the 5 key elements of fire safety management?

Identify the fire hazards. Identify people at risk. Evaluate, remove or reduce the risks. Record your findings, prepare an emergency plan and provide training.