Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 206 - Building Construction For Fire Protection (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50
  • Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 and FIRE 102

This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. The focus of the course is on firefighter safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 206, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of building construction as it relates to firefighter safety building codes, fire prevention, code inspection and firefighting strategy and tactics.
  • Classify major types of building construction.
  • Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with the various types of building construction.
  • Explain the different loads and stresses that are placed on buildings and their interrelationships.
  • Identify the principle structural components of buildings and demonstrate an understanding of the functions of each.
  • Differentiate between fire resistance and 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 and analyze the causes involved in the line of duty firefighter deaths related to structural and wildland firefighting, training and research and the reduction of emergency risks and accidents.

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