Illinois Fire Service Institute


Fire Behavior and Smoke : 1.00-16.00 Hours

Course Description

The class explains how fires grow and spread and how to recognize and anticipate what is happening in a burning building by observing the smoke and fire conditions. Students will learn about the relationships between fuel, oxygen, heat and the chemical chain reaction, physical properties, heat transfer from ignition through flashover and their associated hazards. Understanding the difference in color, thickness, speed of movement, and location of smoke within the structure are important skills examined in this course.


  syllabus - fire behavior and smoke.docx

This course is part of the following Programs

  • cornerstone
  • fire fighting


There are no prerequisites to taking this course

If you have specific questions about this course contact THOMAS SHUBERT

If you are interested in having this course taught in your area, contact THOMAS SHUBERT or your regional representative.

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Upcoming Classes

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kirkland Sat, Jul 11 2020 -
Sat, Jul 11 2020

fox river grove Tue, Jul 28 2020 -
Tue, Jul 28 2020

amboy Thu, Jul 30 2020 -
Thu, Jul 30 2020

centreville Mon, Aug 3 2020 -
Mon, Aug 3 2020

carrollton Thu, Sep 17 2020 -
Thu, Sep 17 2020

orion Sun, Sep 27 2020 -
Sun, Sep 27 2020

Applicable Credits

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Champaign, IL 61820
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