At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Explain how PPV removes heat, smoke and other products of combustion from a structure.
  • Describe the basic principles of fire dynamics and the effects of PPV on fire spread and fire behavior in a residential structure.
  • Describe how modern construction practices, such as open floor plans and great rooms, impact the effectiveness of PPV.
  • Incorporate tactical considerations based on experimental results into standard operating guidelines to improve firefighter safety and occupant tenability.

Course Lessons

  • Introduction 0:03
  • Overview of the Experiments 0:11
  • Tactical Considerations 1:05
  • Summary and Final Assessment 0:15

Applicable NFPA Standards

NFPA 1001 (2019): 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.12, 5.3.2