FIRE 103 - Building Construction for Fire Protection
Provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050 , READ 120 . Three hours each week.
3 semester hours
May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020 or MATH 030 or MATH 045 without appropriate Math assessment score.
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, buildings codes, fire prevention, code inspection and firefighting strategy and tactics.
- Classify major types of building construction in accordance with a local/model building code.
- Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with the various types of building construction.
- Explain the different loads and stresses that are placed on a building and their interrelationships.
- Identify the function of each principle structural component in typical building design.
- Differentiate between fire resistance, flame spread, and describe the testing procedures used to establish ratings for each.
- Classify occupancy designations of the building code.
- Identify the indicators of potential structural failure as they relate to firefighter safety.
- Identify the role of GIS as it relates to building construction.
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