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FST 2202 Building Construction for Fire Protection

This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and 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 emergencies.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Fire Science Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  

Outcomes

  • Identify major types of building construction in accordance with a local/model building code and their fire behavior issues.
  • Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations of various emergencies related to the types of building construction.
  • Identify the function of each principle building system component and how it relates to fire protection and fire safety.
  • Describe the principles of building construction as they relate to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, firefighting, strategy, and tactics.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3