How a structure is built and the materials that are used directly affect how a fire will grow and spread. Knowledge of construction methods and materials gives firefighters some advantage when sizing up a building, and preparing to attack a fire. In this course learn about types of building construction, evaluating a building during the size-up, and identifying various building constructions within the same structure.
• Describe various types of building construction
• Explain how to evaluate a building during your scene size-up
• Discuss how to identify various building constructions within the same structure