Modern airport terminal buildings are turning into multi-functional arenas that include shopping facilities, conference centres and event locations. Shops and restaurants are open 24 hours a day. Consequently, a large number of people are inside the facilities at all times, and so the risk of people becoming casualties in case of fire rises rapidly. Additionally, there are further risks in an airport terminal: visitors without detailed knowledge of the location cannot find emergency escape routes and may stray around; there is a lack of knowledge regarding the use of fire extinguishing devices; and foreign guests may not understand the announcements. Scenarios in case of fire are highly complex and pose a challenge to security personnel and also to the fire safety design. For these reasons, it is very important that technical devices are properly designed and installed in the facility in order to avoid hurt to people and also to provide protection to the building complex.
What will participants learn?
This course is designed to teach the participants the details of the technical fire protection devices that are installed inside the terminal facilities.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- identify the technical fire protection devices in their local airport terminal facilities;
- define the safety goals that need to be reached by those devices;
- understand the function of the installed systems;
- understand the application of systems and sub-systems in order to increase awareness of the necessity of technical fire protection systems;
- understand combinations of sub-systems (stand-alone systems and necessary combinations of sub-systems);
- evaluate whether the installed systems are sufficient for effective fire protection inside the facility;
- identify deficiencies in the systems/devices.
The following codes and standards regarding installed systems will be presented:
- NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems;
- NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm and Signalling Code;
- NFPA 92 Standard for Smoke Control Systems;
- NFPA 750 Standard on Water Mist Fire Protection Systems;
- NFPA 2001 Standard on Clean Agent Fire Extinguishing Systems;
- European standards on technical fire protection systems: “DIN EN xxx”.
Who should attend?
This Course should be attended by members of the fire department and all airport personnel with safety-related tasks.
Course participants must:
- be trained in the field of safety and security,
- possess the ability to understand technical interconnections.