Fire Behavior

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon) No Hands On Portion

Program Length:  Didactic 2 Hours 40 Minutes  

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

  • The physical and chemical changes of matter related to fire
  • Discuss modes of combustion, the fire triangle, and the fire tetrahedron
  • Explain the difference between heat and temperature
  • Describe sources of heat energy
  • Discuss the transmission of heat
  • Explain how the physical states of fuel affect the combustion process
  • Explain how oxygen concentration affects the combustion process
  • Discuss the self-sustained chemical reaction involved in the combustion process
  • Describe common products of combustion
  • Distinguish among classifications of fires
  • Describe the stages of fire development within a compartment
  • Summarize factors that affect fire development within a compartment
  • Describe methods used to control and extinguish fire