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Fires impact people, property and the environment in all countries around the world. In some cases, the resulting losses are extraordinary, causing hundreds of deaths, widespread damage to property and contents and significant impacts on the environment. More often, fires may cause a single casualty or affect a single home, though the effects are still highly significant to those affected and collectively are substantial. This course will provide an overview of the challenges posed by fire as well as the fire safety solutions that are available to meet those challenges.
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Aprox. 9 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
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Curso 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Clock

Aprox. 9 horas para completar

Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week
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English

Subtítulos: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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2 hours to complete

Introduction to Fire Behavior

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Reading
4 videos (Total 65 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Flames [11:08]11m
Products of Fires [18:43]18m
Compartment Fires [24:08]24m
Reading4 readings
Fire Protection Engineering [ppt]10m
Flames [ppt]10m
Products of Fire [ppt]10m
Compartment Fires [pdf]10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Introduction to Fire Behavior Quiz8m

2

Section
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3 hours to complete

What is Fire Protection Engineering?

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Reading
6 videos (Total 79 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Designing Safer Building [7:31]7m
History of Fire Protection Engineering [18:57]18m
Why Fire Protection Engineering is an Exciting & Rewarding Profession [13:55]13m
About SFPE [11:34]11m
Licensure of Fire Protection Engineers [19:09]19m
Reading6 readings
Catastrophic Fire [ppt]10m
Design Safer Buildings [pdf]10m
History of Fire Protection Engineering [pdf]10m
Why Fire Protection Engineering is an Exciting & Rewarding Profession [pdf]10m
About SFPE [pdf]10m
Licensure of Fire Protection Engineers [pdf]10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
What is Fire Protection Engineering?12m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Fire Safety Subsystems

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Reading
4 videos (Total 73 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Detection and Alarm Systems [19:08]19m
Fire Suppression Systems [19:46]19m
Smoke Control Systems [22:40]22m
Reading4 readings
Fire Safety Systems [pdf]10m
Detection and Alarm Systems [pdf]10m
Fire Suppression Systems [pdf]10m
Smoke Control Systems [pdf]10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Fire Safety Systems Quiz10m

4

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

The Effects of Fire on People

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Reading
4 videos (Total 89 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
What Human Behavior in Fire is NOT [17:55]17m
Types of Human Behavior in Fires: Incidents & Case Studies [27:41]27m
Transition into Practice: Why Does all of this Matter? [20:45]20m
Reading4 readings
What is Human Behavior in Fire? [pdf]10m
Why Human Behavior in Fire is NOT… [pdf]10m
Types of Human Behavior in Fires: Incidents and Case Studies [pdf]10m
Translation into Practice – Why does all of this matter? [pdf]10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Effects of Fire on People10m

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Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Effects of Fire on Property and the Environment

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Reading
3 videos (Total 57 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Impact of Fire on Property/Contents [16:34]16m
Impact of Fire on the Environment [15:43]15m
Reading3 readings
The Effect of Fire on Property and the Environment [ppt]10m
Impact of Fire on Property/Contents [ppt]10m
Impact of Fire on the Environment [ppt]10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
The Effects of Fire on Property and the Environment12m

6

Section
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2 hours to complete

Implementing Fire Safety Designs

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Reading
4 videos (Total 61 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Code-Based Approach to Fire Safety Design [15:48]15m
Performance Based Approach to Fire Safety Design [13:54]13m
Engineering Methods for Fire Safety Design [13:20]13m
Reading4 readings
Concepts of Fire Safey Design [ppt]10m
Code-Based Approach to Fire Safety Design[ppt]10m
Performance-Based Approach to Fire Safety Design[ppt]10m
Engineering Methods for Fire Safety Design[ppt]10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Implementing Fire Safety Designs12m
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By NMJun 8th 2018

It was really a great course, the way of explanation, videos, photos, and delivered your experience in such a professional way make the course too interesting and joyfully.\n\nThanks

By MKDec 27th 2016

Amazing course of fire science and learnt alot of new concepts and things. I am really excited to implement the newly learnt knowledge and skills. Thanks Coursera

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James Milke, PhD

Professor and Chair

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