This National Fire Academy (NFA) course introduces basic construction principles and the special characteristics of wood and ordinary construction as they relate to the fire service. The primary emphasis is on improving the officer's ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to a building's 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.
TopicsCollecting, formatting and retrieving information +Ordinary construction and alterations +Principles of construction +Wood construction
All emergency and crisis response personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firemen’s 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.