Illinois Fire Service Institute


Fire Behavior and Smoke : 1-16 Hours

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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 SEAN BURKE

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Upcoming Classes

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elmhurst Tue, May 29 2018 -
Tue, May 29 2018

elmhurst Wed, May 30 2018 -
Wed, May 30 2018

elmhurst Thu, May 31 2018 -
Thu, May 31 2018

mapleton Mon, Jul 23 2018 -
Mon, Jul 23 2018

bartonville Tue, Jul 24 2018 -
Tue, Jul 24 2018

11 Gerty Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
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Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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