Course Descriptions

FPT 101 - Fire Behavior and Combustion

3 Credits

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. Topics include the basic principles of fire chemistry; the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses; the process of fire combustion; and fire behavior. Three class hours.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Differentiate between the various types of extinguishing agents.
2. Apply the knowledge of fire behavior to preventing fire.
3. Apply the knowledge of fire behavior to suppressing fire.
4. Apply the knowledge of combustion to preventing fire.
5. Apply the knowledge of fire behavior to suppressing fire.
6. Apply the knowledge of fire behavior to increasing the margin of safety of the firefighter.
7. Apply the knowledge of combustion to increasing the margin of safety of the firefighter.

Course Offered Fall only

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Intersession 2017
Spring Semester 2017