National flood school offers new fire damage training course
A new course aimed at insurance professionals has been launched by the National Flood School, which gives a real insight into the damage that fire causes in the home.
The National Flood School is putting its state-of-the-art Flood House to a new use by setting fire to the property as part of the Fire Damage Awareness Day.
Believed to be the only purpose-built floodable house in Europe, the Flood House comprises eight rooms and 60 common household materials providing a comprehensive test-bed for training and development.
The National Flood School’s technicians set fire to the property in a controlled environment. The students can then see the damage caused, including the high levels of dust encountered and the odour of the smoke produced and they become familiar with what a claimant is experiencing.
The one day programme also includes training in a classroom environment at the National Flood School’s site in Farnham, Surrey.
Steven Lounds of the National Flood School said: “The Fire Damage Awareness Day gives insurance professionals a chance to see the damage a fire can cause firsthand, rather than what they hear from a policyholder on the phone." “What stands out is the level of smoke and soot damage, even from a small fire.”
A video about the course can be seen at the National Flood School’s own YouTube channel
Fore more details about the National Flood School, the Fire Damage Awareness Day and other specialist training click here or call on 01252 821185.
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