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FP 103 - Building Construction and Fire Hazards

Credit Hours: 3

A course designed to acquaint the students in the fire protection technology including the fire department personnel with the principles and practices of building construction and with the major fire hazards involved in modern commerce and manufacturing. Relevant building, housing and fire codes will be studied as well as the effect of fire and problems of fire fighting in different types of structures, including theatres, factories, warehouses, buildings, skyscrapers, breweries, old and new tenements, one and two family houses, loft buildings, skyscrapers, etc. Attention will also be given to fire problems involving air conditioning, concealed space and refrigeration.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course the student should have the knowledge and understanding to be able to:

  • identify and describe the five types of building construction classes;
  • be knowledgeable in the general and specific construction features of each type with emphasis on fire service associated problems;
  • explain the various occupancy hazards with each type; and
  • define the various types of loads of structural elements and their impact on fire suppression forces.

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