Part of Course: Fire Science and Technology Model
Unit Overview / Details
Students will gain a solid understanding of the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, as well as how they are controlled. In the Fire Behavior and Combustion course, students will develop and enhance their knowledge of combustion reactions in solids, liquids and gases. In these lessons the physical and chemical properties of combustion, terminology associated with fire and combustion will be learned and students will demonstrate an applied knowledge of fire suppression and fire dynamics.
- 15 Hours
Content and Concepts
- Describe the five classes of fire (A, B, C, D, K).
- Describe the four sources of heat energy.
- Describe the three methods of heat transfer.
- Describe the factors necessary for the combustion process to progress.
- Describe the products of combustion.
- Describe the four stages of fire.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics of pyrolisis, flash over, and backdraft.
- Identify the protective measures to take when toxic combustion products are present.
- Describe the various extinguishing agents and their capabilities.
- Describe how a fire can extend horizontally, vertically and downward.