JOHNSTON, R.I., USA—Firefighters can now easily get the specialized training they need to maximize their firefighting skills in buildings equipped with sprinkler systems through a self-paced online training program from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial and industrial property insurers.

Available at no cost to firefighters, the interactive “Fighting Fire in Sprinklered Buildings” program trains participants on how to create pre-incident plans with owners of sprinklered buildings.

Firefighters will also discover:

  • The design, function and limits of sprinkler systems
  • Why sprinklered buildings burn
  • How to combat fires most effectively with sprinklers in operation

“In some situations, firefighters can unintentionally make a fire worse at the scene by closing sprinkler valves and turning off electrical power prematurely,” says Michael Spaziani, assistant vice president, senior staff engineering specialist, FM Global. “Even the most experienced firefighter can benefit from this specialized training.”

Firefighters receive a certificate upon completing the program and passing a skills assessment. Take the training at

About FM Global
Established nearly two centuries ago, FM Global is a mutual insurance company whose capital, scientific research capability and engineering expertise are solely dedicated to property risk management and the resilience of its client-owners. These owners, who share the belief that the majority of property loss is preventable, represent many of the world’s largest organizations, including one of every three Fortune 1000 companies. They work with FM Global to better understand the hazards that can impact their business continuity in order to make cost-effective risk management decisions, combining property loss prevention with insurance protection.