Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-503-143 057995 Building Construction for Fire Protection
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-503-143 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION ...provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety.
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Explain the theoretical concepts of fire impact on major types of building construction.
  2. Describe building construction relative to firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, firefighting strategies and firefighting tactics.
  3. Explain the different loads and stresses that are placed on various construction types
  4. Differentiate between fire resistance and flame spread
  5. Identify the indicators of potential structural failure as they relate to firefighter safety
  6. Identify the function of each principle structural component of typical building design.
  7. Describe the FESHE objectives for building construction and fire protection
  8. Analyze the hazards and tactical considerations associated with the various types of building construction.
  9. Explain how the building variables affect the course of the fire