Foam Fire Fighting, Liquid Fires, and Gas Fires

CEF018 – 4.00 Hours


FP CEF018 49 $10.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

Water is the primary extinguishing agent for Class A fires and, in some cases, is the best option for flammable gas fires. However, for Class B fires involving flammable and combustible liquids and gases, fire fighting foams are most effective.  Proper foam and water application are crucial for extinguishment.  This course offers 4 CE hours covering water properties, stream, patterns, nozzles, and control valves.  As well as foam properties, delivery systems and application techniques.  This course offers an interactive practice session and a module quiz based off IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting 7th edition.  This course satisfies: NFPA 1001 5.3.8, 5.3.13, 5.3.14, 6.3.4 


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Technical Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you should have access to computer equipment meeting the following system requirements:

  • Recommended screen resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • Minimum screen resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Broadband or high speed internet
  • Latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari web browsers
  • Latest version of Flash
  • Latest version of Adobe Reader

Text Book

Students are expected to use the Essentials of Firefighting, 7th Edition Manual

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • 1. Describe methods used to generate fire fighting foam.
  • 2. Identify materials and equipment needed to generate fire fighting foam.
  • 3. Describe methods of foam application.
  • 4. Describe operations involving liquid and gas fuel fires.

Suggested Audience

Individuals seeking continuing education in the fire service.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 4.00 hours – Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)