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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- FP 211
- Course Title:
- Bldg Constr for Firefighters
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Offers knowledge and skills in the various construction features of buildings. Includes structural features affecting fire spread and building collapse, the effect of fire on materials, fire stops and ratings. Use of blueprints and plans to understand building features and pre-fire planning emphasized. Prerequisite: FP 111.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection and fulfills the requirements for the Fire Standards and Accreditation Board subjects for #39-22. This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.
Course Activities and Design
The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration and discussion format. Other instructional methods including guest speakers, research papers, book and journal article reviews, written and oral reports, demonstrations, simulations, and presentations may be employed.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discus the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided. Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, simulations, demonstrations, and classroom participation.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
REQUIRED STUDENT COMPETENCIES:
- Identify fire fighter safety concerns associated with various
- types of loads on buildings.
- Describe the effects and consequences of fire on building materials,
- contents, structural members, and structural stability.
- List the hazards and concerns associated with various types of construction and indicators of possible building collapse.
- Describe the types of construction and the fire-related purposes for fire stops, draft curtains, and fire walls.