Fire Prevention: Technical Courses

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Alternative Water Supply: Planning and Implementing Programs (Q0217)

0.6 CEUs

 

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This course on alternative water supply is designed to assist fire chiefs, water authorities, public policy officials, and others whose responsibility it is to plan for and implement programs that allow for the use of alternative water sources during structural firefighting operations.

Coffee Break Training

Fire and building inspectors with busy daily schedules often don't have time to attend valuable skill-enhancing training sessions. In 2005 the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Academy introduced Coffee Break Training. Coffee Break Training is a weekly one-page training notice that provides technical training in fire protection systems, building construction, codes and standards, inspection techniques, hazardous materials and administrative tips. Weekly issues have been compiled into Volumes and those Volumes are being made available through NFA Online. There is an exam following each volume.
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Q2000 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 06.1 0.2 CEUs
Q2001 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 06.2 0.2 CEUs
Q2002 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 06.3 0.3 CEUs
Q2003 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 06.4 0.2 CEUs
Q2004 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 07.1 0.2 CEUs
Q2005 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 07.2 0.2 CEUs
Q2006 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 07.3 0.2 CEUs
Q2007 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 07.4 0.2 CEUs
Q2008 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 08.1 0.3 CEUs
Q2009 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 08.2 0.3 CEUs
Q2010 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 08.3 0.2 CEUs
Q2011 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 08.4 0.2 CEUs
Q2012 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 09.1 0.2 CEUs
Q2013 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 09.2 0.2 CEUs
Q2014 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 09.3 0.2 CEUs
Q2015 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 09.4 0.2 CEUs
Q2016 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 10.1 0.2 CEUs
Q2017 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 10.2 0.2 CEUs
Q2018 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 10.3 0.2 CEUs
Q2019 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 10.4 0.2 CEUs
Q2020 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 11.1 0.2 CEUs
Q2021 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 11.2 0.2 CEUs
Q2022 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 11.3 0.2 CEUs
Q2023 – Fire Protection Series Coffee Break: Set 11.4 0.2 CEUs

Hydraulic Calculations for Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Plan Review (Q0137)

0.2 CEUs

 

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This course will enable students to use a Windows® standard and scientific calculator to evaluate the accuracy of the fire protection hydraulics mathematics in accordance with nationally recognized standards for the design and installation of water-based fire protection systems.

Principles of Building Construction (Q0751)

0.6 CEUs

 

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This interactive course replaces two two-day classroom-based courses the NFA has offered for more than 20 years. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to describe the benefits of cross-disciplinary cooperation among fire protection and design professionals; explain the elements of building construction as they apply to construction codes; describe the elements of building construction as they apply to firefighter safety; anticipate fire behavior based on structural elements of, and thermal effects on, each of several types of construction; and explain how design elements and emerging building methods and materials affect fire behavior and structural performance.

Testing and Evaluation of Water Supplies for Fire Protection (Q0218)

0.6 CEUs

 

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This course not only offers the opportunity to understand the testing and evaluation of water supplies, but also provides reference resources and several printable graph forms. The course covers the following areas: testing and evaluation of available water supplies for water supply systems; on-site storage systems; and rural areas not served by a water supply; determining water supply for automatic sprinklers, standpipe systems, and for fire suppression activities. Also included is a mastery test. The course emphasizes decision making, predictions, and responses by students consistent with the course materials presented. Students can perform and/or reinforce previously learned skills, concepts, and behaviors. The course is interactive, self-paced, and self-directed and combines graphics, text, narration, animation, and video to promote implied learning objectives. The primary audience is fire suppression and training officers and code enforcement officials. This course addresses the professional competency related to Firefighter II for NFPA 1001, Fire Officers for NFPA 1021, Fire Inspector, Plans Examiner for NFPA 1031, and Training Officers for NFPA 1041, related to determining available fire flows for fire protection.

Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Plan Review: The History of Sprinklers (P0136)

This is a pre-course reading assignment for P0137; credit not awarded for completion of this assignment.

CEUs not awarded

 

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This is a self-running, narrated and brief history of sprinkler systems in the United States. Automatic sprinklers have a more than century-old record of effective fire control. Learn about the early days and development of sprinklers, and the many innovations that have evolved to make sprinklers the best life-safety and fire protection tool we have today.