Principles of Building Construction: Non-Combustible*
Class Date(s) Saturday, Oct 28 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Sunday, Oct 29 2023 8:00AM-4:30PM  
Class# 23FS999051  

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Description: The failure of a building or building components under fire conditions is a leading cause of fire fighter death and injury. The ability to recognize and locate relevant information about a building before a fire, and to "read" a building during the course of a fire incident, are essential survival skills. This course gives the student the ability to accomplish these tasks when confronted with a building of fire-resistive or non-combustible construction.

Introduces special characteristics of noncombustible and fire resistive construction as they concern the fire service. Primary emphasis is on improving the fire officer's ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards related to building construction. Course material enables the fire officer to better predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions.

The unique problems of conducting emergency operations in buildings under construction are also addressed.

Training Audience: Firefighters, new fire officers

Prerequisite(s): None

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:  Matt Fink, Fire Training Officer, office: (610) 344-5017 or via email at

Price $130.00
Class Location
Academic Bldg. #123 / Phoenixville Health Room
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100