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FS 101 Fire Behavior & Combustion • 2 Cr.


Studies basic chemical concepts of fire behavior and combustion. Topics include fire and the physical world, properties of solids, liquids and gases and chemical reactions as they relate to fire behavior. Fire extinguishment, agents and their effect on fire are explored.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify physical properties of the three states of matter.
  • Categorize the components of fire.
  • Recall the physical and chemical properties of fire.
  • Describe and apply the process of burning.
  • Define and use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire.
  • Describe the dynamics of fire.
  • Discuss various materials and their relationship to fires as fuel.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water as a fire suppression agent.
  • Articulate other suppression agents and strategies.
  • Compare other methods and techniques of fire extinguishments.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000