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Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction to Fire Behavior

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4 videos (Total 65 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Flames [11:08]11m
Products of Fires [18:43]18m
Compartment Fires [24:08]24m
4 readings
Fire Protection Engineering [ppt]10m
Flames [ppt]10m
Products of Fire [ppt]10m
Compartment Fires [pdf]10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to Fire Behavior Quiz8m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

What is Fire Protection Engineering?

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6 videos (Total 79 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 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
6 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
1 practice exercise
What is Fire Protection Engineering?12m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Fire Safety Subsystems

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4 videos (Total 73 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Detection and Alarm Systems [19:08]19m
Fire Suppression Systems [19:46]19m
Smoke Control Systems [22:40]22m
4 readings
Fire Safety Systems [pdf]10m
Detection and Alarm Systems [pdf]10m
Fire Suppression Systems [pdf]10m
Smoke Control Systems [pdf]10m
1 practice exercise
Fire Safety Systems Quiz10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

The Effects of Fire on People

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4 videos (Total 89 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
4 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
4 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
1 practice exercise
The Effects of Fire on People10m
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Top reviews from The Effect of Fires on People, Property and the Environment

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

By RBFeb 16th 2017

The contents of the course are really easier to absorb and very informative. They are structured in a simpler way and very effective to gain knowledge easily

Instructor

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James Milke, PhD

Professor and Chair
Department of Fire Protection and Engineering

About University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 37,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes three Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 47 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.8 billion operating budget, secures $500 million annually in external research funding and recently completed a $1 billion fundraising campaign. ...

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