Safe fire simulation exercises offer organizations the chance to provide indoor training for employees
Hiawatha, IA – CEC, a nationally recognized systems and technology integrator based in Hiawatha, IA, has expanded its fire and life safety services by offering indoor fire safety and extinguisher simulation training.
New fire simulation technology, combined with in-person training from CEC’s experienced extinguisher professionals, brings fire safety training straight to customers’ workplaces – without involving live fire in open outdoor areas.
Utilizing a 65-inch by 40-inch screen, interactive fire simulations challenge participants by displaying realistic scenes of organization’s actual equipment and workplace up in flames. Factors such as fuel flammability and extinguishing agent effectiveness can be adjusted to modify the complexity of the simulated fire emergency, providing a new experience every time.
If a fire extinguisher is used incorrectly, a fire can actually be made worse. By properly training employees, business owners and managers can avoid potential problems that may occur during a real fire emergency – and maintain compliance with national fire safety code, which states that fire extinguisher training must be provided.
“This training will be a huge asset to business professionals, including those in healthcare, who want to prepare their organizations to handle fire emergencies,” explains Amy Cot, life safety systems account executive for CEC. “The Joint Commission and CMS require hospital staff to be educated on fire incidents. OSHA prohibits employees from using fire extinguishers unless they’ve been trained, and organizations are required to provide training when employees are hired and annually thereafter.”
During this training, participants gain a solid understanding of how a fire works, along with the types of fire extinguishers available. They will also benefit from hands-on practice of safe, effective use of portable extinguishers. CEC’s fire simulation training also allows each participant’s results to be documented for liability and record-keeping purposes.
To learn more about bringing fire simulation training to your organization, contact Amy Coté at email@example.com or 800-432-9082.
CEC is a nationally recognized, leading systems integrator that offers solution design, integration, and technical services. CEC solutions specialize in audio/video, fire and security, healthcare communications, IT, and two-way communications, serving customers across business and manufacturing, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, public safety, and houses of worship. CEC has offices in Iowa and Wisconsin. For more information about CEC, visit www.cecinfo.com.