Utilities Shut Off

Course overview

When arriving at the scene of a structural fire, firefighters need to quickly assess any circumstances that represent a threat to their safety or the safety of fire victims during fire suppression operations. This includes assessing the status of any utilities connected to the structure.

Ignition of a gas line or electrocution from an active source of electricity can result in injury or even death to a firefighter or citizen, while flooding from an uncontrolled water source might cause excessive damage to a structure.

The primary focus of this course is to review why and how utilities should be shut off prior to fire suppression or rescue operations at the scene of a residential house fire.

Featuring: Reginald Freeman, MS, CFO, FIFireE, Assistant Fire Chief, Hartford, CT