Principles of Building Construction: Noncombustible

Principles of Building Construction: Noncombustible

  • Hours: 12
  • Min/Max Students: 15/30
  • None
  • None
  • In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire service or fire administration (7/14).

American Council on Education (ACE)
  • This course curriculum is developed and maintained by the National Fire Academy and is delivered in compliance with the standards of the National Fire Academy off-campus program. Courses are registered and approved through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety as the NFA State Training Partner. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a National Fire Academy certificate of completion.

U.S. National Fire Academy (NFA)

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.