FIRES105 - Introduction to Fire Science

This course introduces students to the science of fire: the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance, fire behavior and suppression methods and how ventilation affects the growth of fire

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: FIRES101, FIRES102, FIRES103, FIRES104, FIRES106

Distribution: Career Training

Offered: Winter, Summer


  1. Define horizontal and vertical ventilation.
  2. Describe direct attack, indirect attack, combination attack, and gas cooling techniques.
  3. Explain the science of fire as it relates to energy, forms of ignition, and modes of combustion.