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Principles of Building Construction: Noncombustible





ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire service or fire administration (7/14).


The course addresses the need for any fire service personnel to understand fully building construction, methods of construction, materials used in building construction, and fire-resistance requirements in order to conduct fire scene operations safely and make sound strategic decisions. Students should be able to identify a building and correctly apply the classification system for the building in accordance with NFPA 220, Standard on Types of Building Construction, identify the important structural feature of a building and use this information in the formation of the Incident Action Plan, identify critical size-up issues such as smoke, heat, and fire travel inside a structure, and predict the path or method of travel based upon the building construction features, and to identify critical safety issues that affect firefighter safety for each classification of construction and identify appropriate measures to enhance the safety of emergency responders.


Course Length:

Time Limit for Course Completion is 60 days from the time of enrollment. All assessments must be submitted and graded within this time.



This online course is hosted by the University of Missouri Extension. In order to enroll in this course you will need to create an Extension Passport. Once you have created an Extension Passport you will have access to all courses provided by MU Extension. Click the Enroll Now button below for instructions on how to create your Extension Passport and enroll in this course.




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This course is available for CEU Credit or for ACE Approved (college transfer credit). When enrolling for class you will be asked to select which type of credit you wish to receive from the course.

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