Course Description : Provides fire service personnel with an understanding of the basic principles of building construction and how design considerations and materials selection affect the life safety of both the building's occupants and firefighters. The five different types of construction will be covered in detail: wood frame, ordinary, non-combustible, and fire-resistive. Case studies of catastrophic fire losses will be examined from the building construction viewpoint and new construction materials and techniques will be explored.
Department Description : Natural Sciences
FSC-103 or written permission of the department chairperson