FSC 3440: Building Construction for Fire Protection


Provides an overview of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. Explores the elements of building construction, types, and designs that impact building inspections, preplanning for fire operations, and operating at emergencies.


  1. Establish how elements of building construction affect firefighting efforts.
  2. Classify major types of building construction.
  3. Explain the forces exerted on a building.
  4. Determine the function of principal structural components in typical building design.
  5. Differentiate between fire resistance and flame spread.
  6. Examine occupancy designations of the building code.
  7. Identify the indicators of potential structural failure.
  8. Summarize the use of the Geographic Information System (GIS) in building construction.


  1. FSC 2010


Brannigan's building construction for the fire service (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2021)
Author: Corbett, G. P. &. Brannigan, F. L.
ISBN: 9781284177312
Price: (No information available)

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