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Firefighting and Fire Prevention

COURSE NO: M03-009
Firefighting and Fire Prevention
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course discusses basic information on fire chemistry, the nature of fire, fire extinguishing methods, types of fire prevention equipment, fire agents and their proper use. The purpose of this course is to provide some fundamental facts that will prove valuable in fire emergency. 


Workers involved in operation and maintenance of industrial utilities, power plants, pumping plants or other reclamation establishments are exposed to potential fire hazards. According to the National Safety Council, fire is the third leading cause of accidental deaths in the United States, yet most people ignore it.  Knowing the basic principles of fire can help lower this number.


This 3 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, and facility managers who are interested in gaining a better understanding in fire prevention.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Chemistry of fire
  • Classification of fires - definition and types
  • Types and choice of appropriate fire extinguishers
  • Application of fire fighting equipment
  • Emergency action plan, cause and prevention of fire
  • Care and inspection of fire fighting equipment
  • Instruction for making generator carbon-dioxide concentration test
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the guidelines recommended by United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation titled "Firefighting and Fire Prevention".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Firefighting and Fire Prevention (890 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of fifteen (15) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the DOI guidelines.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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