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About the Course

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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Mar 13, 2020

The course is designed in a brilliant manner so that everybody can understand it in a very efficient manner. The course content is right on the spot and the topics are explained in nice manner.


Jan 27, 2020

☼ A very comprehensive review, on a topic I did not know enough about! Great course. Especially for those who live in Australia or California and want to understand fires better.

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By Oscar E S S

Dec 4, 2017

Good course, but very general, it gives you an approach of the Fire Protection carreer.

By Megan E

Nov 23, 2016

great course but I cant seem to get a certificate even after paying and finishing it

By Keshon S

Oct 12, 2020

It was a great experience, learning new and improved studies as it relates to fire

By João N

Jan 17, 2018

Objective and precise information, good presentation, reasonable duration.


Nov 3, 2016

investing class with ideas i hadn't considered prior to taking the course.

By Albert H

May 30, 2018

Good instruction, fantastic layout and outstanding information content

By Thiyaneshwaran V

Jan 2, 2020

Thank you for the Course..Would like to see more numerical problems.


Nov 29, 2019

Permet de réaliser un bon panorama de la sécurité incendie.

By Sarower k

May 22, 2020

I was expecting more details on fire safety design content

By Catherine M A

Feb 17, 2021

Such an eye opener, very informative, great course.

By Andrea C G E

May 24, 2020

The information is good, but some of it looks old.

By Hessa M

Aug 11, 2021

very informative course especially section week 6

By Durga B G

Feb 16, 2020

This gives basic knowledge on fire safety design

By Lazaros F

Dec 10, 2019

Could have been a bit more detailed at parts.

By Nadeemahmadkhan

Oct 23, 2016

Best for Gaining Knowledge deeply.

By Dianka P

Jul 10, 2022

Very Informative. Much needed.

By Abdulrhman H A

Mar 10, 2019

Very helpful.

By Naveed Y

Jun 5, 2018

very useful

By Ernest M

Oct 4, 2017

In my opinion the course is too simple. I am not native English speaker, but I could do this "6 weeks course" less than 2 weeks without any efforts. It would be better, if during this course there will be some practical exercises, for example some calculation methods for simple situations, with explanations and assessment.

Also, there is a BIG mistake, that there is still no video for the first weeks test. As I understand (in accordance with the course forum), the video is unavailable more than 1 month. I contacted with "coursera support", they told me that they will resolve this problem, but at the end of 1 week the video was unavailable. So, it was my first time experience with "coursera", and it was not positive - I paid my money for this course, and it is impossible to pass it - no first week test))) Looks like SWINDLE.

By Liz P

Jul 5, 2021

the lectures appear outdated, and the English language is not universally applicable. it is a pity that the recordings are a bit sloppy, annunciation is poor. Even as an English speaker, I am not able to understand everything the presenters say, and the transcript is a mess if you try to read through it. This course should be scripted professionally. But as a positive: the lessons are good, I just think it could be much better presented, more concise and effective in delivery.

By Muhammed Y P

Apr 12, 2020

The course is well tailored for professionals who need insight regarding various fire and safety aspects.

The course will be more beneficial if provided with course materials and exercises which can increase the understanding of the subject in depth.

By Tabea U

May 30, 2018

It was a nice course but for me it felt very long for little new and interesting information. Week Two was pure ads. But it gives a nice overview, but nothing else.

By Surendar V

Jul 21, 2017

Just gave the basics

By David C T

Oct 15, 2018

Discussion forums are not monitored by course staff. No apparent way to submit assignments. Several quiz errors including dead links to external videos. Quite light-weight and not particularly challenging. Was able to know the whole thing over in a couple of days.