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.
This class is designed for the firefighter with varying years of experience. In this class the student learns the basic firefighter skills and techniques of SCBA during classroom and hands on exercises. Upon successful completion of this class, the student will walk away with an increased level of basic firefighter competencies.