SFS 205 : Fire Behavior and Combustion II

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Fire Behavior Combustion II



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SFS 105 and department approval based on Firefighter I Academy.


Builds on the foundational knowledge and skills objectives developed in SFS 105, Fire Behavior Combustion I and Firefighter I academy. Due to safety and OSHA requirements, students must be affiliated with a fire department and have passed the SCBA Fit test within the previous year. Designed for second year students to be taken the year of graduation. Requires three full days in the field with live fire.

Learning outcomes

1. Distinguish between flammable liquids and combustible liquids.
2. Describe signs and effects of BLEVE.
3. Define energy and work.
4. Recall and identify the physical and chemical properties and reactions of fire.
5. Match heat and temperature terms to their definitions.
6. State the Law of Conservation of Mass-Energy
7. Select and correct incorrect statements about fuel characteristics.
8. Identify various materials and their relationship to fire as fuel.
9. Select appropriate suppression agents and strategies.
10. Apply methods and techniques of fire extinguishment to vehicle, building, and flammable liquid fires.

Content outline

Introduction and review syllabus
Safety expectations during live fire exercises
Introduction Fire Basics
Fires from Gas Phase Fuels/Fires from Liquid Phase Fuels
Heat Release Rate
FLAG Training
Fires from Solid Phase Fuels
Vehicle Fires
Fires from Solid Phase Fuels/Enclosure Fire Dynamics Basics
Compartment/Building Fires
Intro to Fire Modeling

Required materials

Textbook required. Full PPE and SCBA required. OSHA requires FIT testing and because of this requirement, students must be affiliated.

Grading methods

Grading will be determined by quizzes, homework, live fire task books, mid-term and final.

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