This National Fire Academy (NFA) course introduces the special characteristics of noncombustible and fire-resistive construction as it relates to the firefighting profession. Fire officers can improve their ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to building construction or contents. You will be able to better predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Exceptions may be discussed with lead instructor.
TopicsConcrete as a structural material+The principles of the fire growth in buildings+The principles of smoke movement in buildings+Special problems of buildings under construction
All emergency and crisis response personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.
To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in the course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.
All extension courses are classroom only.