FIRE 073 - Building Construction for Fire Protection - Units 3

Prerequisite Skills: 1. Advisory: Reading Level II.

This course is designed to study the components of building construction that relate to fire/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 fires/collapse emergencies. The development and evolution of building and fire codes is studied in relationship to past fires/collapses in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies.