New Course From National Flood School Gives Sensory Approach To Fire Damage Training

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.

Online PR News – 05-July-2010 – – 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
More details about the National Flood School, the Fire Damage Awareness Day and other specialist training can be found at or by calling 01252 821185.
Notes To Editors
Recognised across the UK and Europe as a leader in the research, development, testing and education of a wide-range of techniques and systems to enhance the restoration of property damaged by flood and fire, the National Flood School was founded in 1988.
Based in Farnham, Surrey, The National Flood School shares its expertise to support and train restoration professionals and provides information and professional guidance for many other associated industries, including insurers and loss adjusters
The organisation has three specific divisions; training, consultancy and research and development.
The National Flood School has recently been appointed a Licensed Training Centre by the British Damage Management Association (BDMA).
This accreditation sees the National Flood School now offer regular courses under the BDMA Licensed Damage Management Training programme, alongside its own comprehensive training events.
It also writes and maintains the BSI Code of Practice for Professional Water Damage Mitigation (PAS 64)
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