SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2021 8:01:03 AMFIRE 76 Course Outline as of Fall 1996

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 76Title:  BLDG FIRE PROTECT  
Full Title:  Building Construction for Fire Protection
Last Reviewed:10/26/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is the study of the components of building construction that relate to fire safety.  The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fires.  The development and evolution of building and fire codes, and studies in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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FIRE 76 is a State mandated core course that identifies the different types of elements of construction and design that effect structural firefighting.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1996Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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  At the end of the course, the student will demonstrate the ability to:
 1.  Define occupancy designations of the building code.
 2.  Name the construction classification that correspond to designated
     occupancies.
 3.  Differentiate between the loads that are placed on a building and
     describe each type of load.
 4.  List and compare the structural members on various types of
     construction.
 5.  Define flame spread, it's hazards, contributing factors and
     possible solutions.
 6.  Demonstrate fire inspection practices that are applicable to
     individual buildings.
 7.  Identify firefighting practices and procedures that have
     developed for different types of construction.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  ORIENTATION
     A.  Attendance and grading
     B.  Course Overview
 2.  INTRODUCTION
     A.  History of building construction
     B.  Governmental functions, building & fire codes
     C.  Fire risks and fire protection
     D.  Fire loss management and life safety
     E.  Pre-fire planning and fire suppression strategies
 3.  PRINCIPLES OF CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Terminology and definitions
     B.  Building and occupancy classifications
     C.  Characterics of building materials
     D.  Types and characteristics of fire loads
     E.  Effects of energy conservation
 4.  BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Structural members
         1.  Definitions, descriptions, and carrying capacities
         2.  Effects of loads
     B.  Structural design & construction methods
     C.  System failures
 5.  PRINCIPLES OF FIRE RESISTANCE
     A.  Standards of construction
     B.  Fire intensity and duration
 C.  Theory vs reality
 6.  FIRE BEHAVIOR  vs  BUILDING CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Flame spread
     B.  Smoke and fire containment
         1. Construction and suppression systems
         2. HVAC systems
         3. Rack storage
 7.  WOOD CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Definitions and elements of construction
     B.  Types of construction
     C.  Fire stopping and fire retardants
 8.  ORDINARY CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Definitions and elements of construction
     B.  Structural stability and fire barriers
 9.  STEEL CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Definitions and elements of construction
     B.  Structural stability, fire resistance, and fire protection
         of elements
10.  CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Definitions and elements of construction
     B.  Structural stability and fire resistance
11.  HIGH RISE CONSTRUCTION
     A.  Early vs modern construction
     B.  Vertical and horizontal extension of fire and smoke
     C.  Fire protection and suppression

Assignments:
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  Written homework, essays and reports
 Problem solving activity or exercise
 Lab/Demonstrations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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(1) Penderghast, Building Construction Related To Fire Service, IFSTA, 2nd
   edition, 1999.
(2) National Fire Protection Association Handbook, 18th edition, 1999.

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