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Building Construction and Fire Behavior for the Street Smart Firefighter

Winter Fire School

Michael J Lopina

Firefighter Education Group

Michael J Lopina is a 28 year fire service veteran and currently serves as a Lieutenant/Paramedic for a large suburban fire protection district in Illinois. He is also the owner of Firefighter Education Group which provides various classes on fire service related topics including building construction and fire behavior. 

  • SAT AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SAT PM
  • Start: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • End: 5:30 P.M., Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • Repeat Delivery
  • SUN AM
  • Start: 8:00 A.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • End: 12:00 P.M., Sunday, February 4, 2018
  • DFS 4-Inspector
  • DFS 4-Investigator

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

This class is designed to show the correlation between building construction and fire behavior in the five types of construction using visual cues, videos, photos, and audio to engage the audience. Consideration of modern fire behavior and tactics are discussed while emphasizing all aspects of fireground tactics; both old and new.