Building Construction for the Fire Service

Instructional Hours: 24.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to respond to incidents involving buildings that are existing, under construction, or during demolition. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to determine the different aspects of a building to better address the proper method of response.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include examining different buildings with a variety of construction types and configurations, its materials and construction processes, and life safety systems. The course also includes aspects of pre-incident planning. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and classroom activities.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all required classroom sessions, complete all assigned online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and successfully complete the pre-incident survey presentation assignment.


MFRI Firefighter I (FIRE 101) or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, or IFSAC Firefighter I certification.

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