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Thu, 2 Apr 2009|

From Action Training Systems, Title 1 in the Essentials of Fire Fighting, FFII, 2008 edition. Describes building code construction classifications, fire behavior in various types of construction, and more.

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Welcome to this sample scores from action training systems. All of the learning objectives included in the full course are listed on screen yeah. You'll be show an example of these sanctions in this demo a complete listing of our course content is available on our website. Construction classifications. Are based on the materials used. And the fire resistance of the structural components of the building. Fire resistance is measured by a rating that estimates how much time -- hours the building or building component can withstand fire exposure before failing. The rating is based on standard fire tests and is only a guideline. A beam with a one hour fire resistance rating will not necessarily withstand actual fire exposure for an hour. Most building codes have five classes of construction. With the terms used differ from location to location. The terms we will use in this program correspond to those used in NFPA -- to twenty standard on types of building construction. Most wood -- single family dwellings are made of type five construction. -- five construction presents almost unlimited potential for fire extension within the building and. To nearby structure. For more information about the whole line of over 200 course offerings available from action trading systems visit our web site. At www. Action dash trailing dot com. Or contact this -- 1807551442. Extension three.

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