HS-001 Fire Protection
- 3 (Registered)
The Fire Protection online PDH course is a part of the Health and Safety category of courses. This course provides guidance on basic fire protection issues related to the safeguarding of life and property against fire loss. It describes the fundamental principles of fire science and of the dynamic of fire growth in buildings and demonstrates how a sound understanding of these is necessary before viable fire protection measures can be implemented.
The course develops an engineering appreciation of standard practices and regulations related to the prevention, detection and suppression of fires.
This course is based on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services document “Fire Protection”.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have increased understanding of fall protection requirements and systems used in the construction industry.
This course is intended for use by all architects, engineers, land surveyors, design and construction professionals, health and safety officers, students and others interested in learning about fire protection in construction.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain fire hazards and general fire performance of various materials
- Explain the fundamentals of fire science such as fire as a chemical reaction, fire fuels, flaming combustion and ignition sources
- Describe in details the dynamics of fire
- Outline the basic principles of fire protection: preventing fire ignition and managing fire impact
- Explain principles of fire detection through aerosol, heat, gas, infrared and UV detectors
- Describe the theory of fire suppression
- Categorize suppression systems with compatible fire hazards
- List and explain different fire suppression systems (water, foam, chemical)
Basics haven't changed but may need to update statistics - references are from 30 years ago