Principles of Building Construction: Combustible (NFA)
Class Date(s) Saturday, Mar 7 2020 8:30AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Mar 8 2020 8:30AM-4:30PM  
Class# 20FS999061  

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Description: This National Fire Academy (NFA) course introduces basic construction principles and the special characteristics of wood and ordinary construction as they relate to the fire service. The primary emphasis is on improving the officer's ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to a building's construction or contents. You will be able to better predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions.

This course focuses on Type III, Type IV and Type V constructed buildings and what the first-in firefighter as well as the new and experienced officer need to know about the hazards associated with these types of construction. Student will be introduced to recognizing combustible construction prior to entering the structure as well as receiving an introduction to building codes associated with combustible construction, the collapse potential and fire behavior one can expect when working in this environment.

One additional major goal of this course is to enhance the skills of emergency response personnel so that they can read a building correctly and apply the information to the action plan for the incident.  

Training Audience: Firefighters, new fire officers

Prerequisite(s): Essential of Firefighting or Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS)

Course Length: 16-hours

Certification: National Fire Academy Certification will be applied for upon successful completion of the course.

Textbook: Manual will be provided for in class.

Equipment Needs: Pen / pencil, note-taking material.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education Hours: None

Course Contact: Jeff Groves, Fire Training Coordinator, office: (610) 344-5017 or via email at


Price $130.00
Class Location
Academic Bldg. #140 / Belfor Restoration Room
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100