Fire Safety Design: Egress & Extinguishing Systems
Understanding fire is the first step toward designing features to prevent and protect against it. We cannot eliminate the potential for fire, but we can achieve a high level of fire safety by applying fundamental life safety principles during building planning, design, and operation.
This 4-hour interactive online course focuses on two important life safety protection features- means of egress and extinguishing systems- in the context of two of the leading codes used in the U.S. today: the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA®) Life Safety Code, and the International Code Council (ICC) International Fire Code.
There is a test at the end of each section of this course.
The goal of this course is to provide an overview of basic fire safety design considerations affecting:
- Number and capacity of means of egress in an occupied space
- Selection of fire extinguishing systems
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Describe characteristics of fire and common flammable substances
- Identify major codes and regulations that affect fire safety design
- Discuss fundamental life safety principles and their application to means of egress
- Complete simple calculations of occupant load and exit capacity
- Explain the difference between passive and active fire protection
- Describe classes of fire, extinguishing agents, and fire safety symbols
- Describe types of installed and portable extinguishing systems
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- AEC Complete
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For 28 years, Nancy Armitage has worked as a technical writer, technical editor, trainer, and course content developer in the software, engineering, and construction industries.
She has researched, edited, and developed courses in the areas of writing improvement for engineers and administrators, and toxic substance safety and remediation.
She has written newspaper feature stories, advertising copy, proposals, grant applications, magazine articles, newsletters, technical report sections, public information literature, and software user manuals.
Ms. Armitage has edited and managed document production for software requirements and detailed design reports; technical papers; and water, wastewater, solid waste, and transportation master plans, design reports, construction specifications, construction permit applications, operation and maintenance manuals, rate studies, environmental audit reports, Applications for Development Approval for Developments of Regional Impact (ADAs/DRIs), and environmental impact statements (EISs).
By Jim S. on May 1, 2017
Learned alot. Wonderful course
The power point slides did not work correctly, I have to read the entire 51…
By movser N. (Engineer) on March 15, 2017
The power point slides did not work correctly, I have to read the entire 51 pages of notes to go through the course.
Lots of redundant information making it a lengthy presentation.
By Arundhatee T. on May 25, 2017
Lots of redundant information making it a lengthy presentation. Because it is so long, it often loses sight of the message it is trying to convey.
It's a lot of material for a non fire protection engineer.
By Kenneth L. (Engineer) on December 29, 2017
It's a lot of material for a non fire protection engineer. Comprehensive though.