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FSMT287 - Fire Protection in Building Construction


This course is a study in building construction components that relate to fire and life safety, to include a major focus on firefighter safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating in emergencies. The student can expect to demonstrate an understanding of building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, and firefighting strategy and tactics; classify major types of building construction; analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with the various types of building construction; explain the different loads and stresses that are placed on a building and their interrelationships; identify the principle structural components of buildings and demonstrate an understanding of each function; differentiate between fire resistance and flame spread, and describe the testing procedures used to establish ratings for each; classify occupancy designations of the building code; and identify the indicators of potential structural failure as they relate to firefighting safety.






Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D - 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Brannigan's Building Construction For The Fire Service, 5th ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
ISBN: 9781449688943
Publication Info: VS-Jones & Bartlett
Author: Corbett, Brannigan
Unit Cost: $79.51
Electronic ISBN: 9781284088670
Electronic Unit Cost: $35.00