Fire Fighters Guide to Lightweight Wood Construction

Course Prerequisites

Scene Support, BEFO or Equivalent

Student Prerequisites for admission into course



Designed for

Fire Service Personnel

Course Length

4 Units – 12 Hours

The purpose and intent of this course is to introduce the student to the special characteristics and considerations of Lightweight Wood Construction. Topics such as manufacturing methods, component awareness, fire performance, and strategies & tactics pertaining to lightweight wood construction will be examined.  Primary emphasis is on improving fire personnel’s ability to recognize the presence of lightweight wood construction and the hazards related with it.  Course material enables the student to recognize the dangers, operate safely and better predict the overall reaction of a building during fire conditions. The course includes three student activities.

This course is dual credit with National Fire Academy. A NFA student ID# is required to obtain duel credit.