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FIRE 105 - Fire Behavior and Combustion

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. This course explores the physical and chemical properties and characteristics of fire. Fire suppression agents, techniques and methods are discussed and explored. Students who successfully complete this course may apply to be recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Identify physical properties of the three states of matter.
  2. Categorize the components of fire.
  3. Explain the physical and chemical properties of fire.
  4. Apply the process of burning.
  5. Use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire.
  6. Discuss various materials and their relationship to fires as fuel.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water as a fire suppression agent.
  8. Articulate other suppression agents and strategies.
  9. Compare other methods and techniques of fire extinguishments.

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