Basics of Fire and Fire Science Online Training

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Item #: OL156KIT
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  • Description

    A Certified Fire Protection Specialist® (CFPS®) should possess an understanding of fire science and behavior. The Basics of Fire and Fire Science Online Training offers a review of the chemistry and dynamics of fire, including the chemical composition of ignition, the roles of pyrolysis and heat of gasification in a self-sustaining fire, heat release rate, fuel loading, flame spread, and smoke development.

    This course offers important resources on fire loss data, including a home structure fire report PDF and flashover demo video. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about methods of fire detection and ways fires can be extinguished.

    At the end of the course, you should be able to:

    • Recall primary topics located in Section 2 of the Fire Protection Handbook® (FPH).
    • Define the chemistry and physics of fire.
    • Explain the structure of premixed and diffusion flames.
    • Describe the implications of burning fuel-rich, oxygen-rich, and stoichiometric fuel-air ratios.
    • Use the physics of fire configuration to determine flame shape and motion, heat transfer, and flame-spread rates.
    • Identify features of fire growth.
    • Describe the four ways to classify fire.
    • Explain how compartment boundaries change fire growth


    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone involved in reducing fire loss, either physical or financial:
    risk managers, loss control specialists, fire officers, fire marshals, fire inspectors, safety managers, fire protection consultants, designers, engineers, code enforcers, facility managers, and others who have responsibilities dealing with the application of fire safety, protection, prevention, and suppression technologies

    Complete this course and qualify for 0.1 CEU. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.

    Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization before registering.


    Group Training:
    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
    please call 877-336-3280 or e-mail:

  • Certification Learning Paths

    Whether for your personal growth or for the growth of your entire organization, NFPA® Learning Paths can help plot a successful journey to advanced certifications. This new series of web-based training is specifically designed to help you feel confident in the subject matter of the certification exam. The training process is delivered conveniently and remotely online so you can get it all done on your own terms, at your own pace.

    Current online training Learning Paths:

    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) Learning Path
      The CFPS Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the Fire Protection Handbook®. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th edition, to the exam. If you do not already own the Fire Protection Handbook, it is available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Protection Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training


    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 180 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.


    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.


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