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Description

This course explores human behavior as it relates to fire and mass casualties, while also addressing a historical review of human behavior in fire, building design, fire department operations, and evacuation procedures involving specific groups, such as large populations and persons with disabilities. Students will also examine current and past research on human behavior, life safety education, and building design to determine interaction of these areas in emergency situations.

Objectives

  1. Locate and analyze current human-related fire research.
  2. Explain how psychology and sociology factors influence behavior.
  3. Discuss the relationship between human behavior in fire and evacuation from buildings.
  4. Explain how socioeconomic factors play a role in fire incidence.
  5. Create a system that integrates human behavior factors into life safety planning and practice using applied knowledge from course.
  6. Describe how panic affects human behavior in fires.
  7. Demonstrate how current computer systems modeling functions.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

None

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu