Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FP 166
Course Title:
Bldg Const for Fire Protection
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Course Description

Covers the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. Includes the classifications of building construction and the theoretical concepts of how fire impacts major types of building construction. Prerequisites: FP 112, MTH 60, WR 115, and RD 90 or equivalent placement test scores.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Use an understanding of the principles of building construction and functions of each principal structural component applied to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, inspections, and emergency response strategy and tactics.
  • Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with the major types of building construction and occupancy designations in accordance with the accepted building code.
  • Respond to the indicators of potential structural failure under different emergency situations.
  • Apply the knowledge of fire resistance, flame spread, and the testing procedures used to establish ratings for each to construction types and materials.