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PRINCIPLES OF BUILDING CONSTRUCTION – NONCOMBUSTIBLE (BCN)

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm EDT

|This is a multi-day course (See all days in course)

One event on May 11, 2021 at 6:30 pm

One event on May 15, 2021 at 8:00 am

Course #

21-BCN-01

Course Length

16 Hrs

Lead Instructor(s)

Jeremy Searfoss

Course Cost

  • In-County: $35
  • Out of County: $70

Course Goal

The overall goal of this course is to provide knowledge about the classification system of buildings, the importance of the fire resistance for structural support elements, and the risks associated with performing fire-suppression activities inside and around buildings involved in fire. One additional major goal of this course is to enhance the skills of emergency response personnel to “read” a building’s construction and to apply the information to the action plan for the incident.

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

Prerequisites

  • Introduction to the Fire Service (ELIS)

Student Equipment / Supply Needs

  • Pen/Pencil
  • Notebook
  • 1 copy of Student Manual for this course.

Details

Date:
May 11
Time:
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
EDT
Event Category:

Venue

Berks County Fire Training Site
895 Morgantown Rd
Reading, PA 19607 United States
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Phone:
610-378-5509
Website:
http://www.berkscountyfiretraining.org