At the conclusion of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Define fire and identify the components of the fire tetrahedron. 
  • Identify the states of matter and the process of combustion of solid, liquid, and gaseous fuels. 
  • Identify the three types of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation and explain the difference between heat release rate and temperature.
  • Describe the influence of oxygen on flaming combustion. 
  • Explain how combustion, phase changes, and thermal decomposition occur on the fireground. 
  • Identify the products of combustion and the components of smoke.

Course Lessons

  • Fundamentals of Fire Science 0:16

Applicable NFPA Standards

NFPA 1001 (2019): 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.12