Evacuation alert systems eLearn package

This is the first module in a series from the National Fire Chiefs Council, which supports the tactics for incidents that involve modern construction methods.

Evacuation alert systems (EAS) can be used by a fire and rescue service, to assist with evacuating people from blocks of residential flats; this may be necessary due to the building's fire protection failing.

By the end of this module you will know:

  • The background and reasoning behind the need for such systems
  • The key features and functions of Evacuation Alert Control and Indicating Equipment (EACIE)
  • What to look for when attending a building fitted with an evacuation alert system
  • Operational considerations for the use of EACIE as part of a managed evacuation strategy

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Lithium ion batteries eLearn package

The number of fires involving lithium ion batteries in the UK is currently low. However, the number of batteries in circulation is increasing all the time, and they do pose a significant hazard.

The module introduces you to lithium ion battery technology. At the end of the module you should be able to:.

  • Recognise lithium ion batteries and where they are most commonly found.
  • Understand the basic structure of a lithium ion battery.
  • Describe the possible hazards associated with a lithium ion battery.
  • Describe suitable control measures.
  • Appreciate that lithium ion technology is developing and fast paced.

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