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Fire Behavior and Combustion

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-503-195

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Course Description

10-503-195 FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION...Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled Prereq: Firefighting Principles (10503142); Principles Emergency Services (10503191)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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What will I learn?

  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. Describe 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. Describe other suppression agents and strategies.        
  8. Demonstrate how the characteristics of water can be used as a fire suppression agent.
  9. Compare other methods and techniques of fire extinguishments
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