Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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FIRE 102 - Fire Behavior and Combustion


Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, and how they are controlled. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify physical properties of the three states of matter.
  • Categorize the components of fire.
  • Recall the physical and chemical properties of fire.
  • Describe and apply the process of burning.
  • Define and use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire.
  • Describe the dynamics of fire.
  • Discuss various materials and their relationship to fires as fuel.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water as a fire suppression agent.
  • Articulate other suppression agents and strategies.
  • Compare other methods and techniques of fire extinguishments.

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