Modern Fire Behavior course - Bellows Falls Fire Department
Location: Bellows Falls Fire Station
When: Classroom- Thursday, October 19, 2017 (1800 - 2200)
Practical - Sunday, October 22, 2017 (0900 - 1300)
Application Deadline: Monday, October 9, 2017
Course Minimum: 15 students
Please apply by submitting a Modern Fire Behavior admission application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the Application deadline listed above.
This newly revised program goes beyond it’s Advanced Fire Behavior predecessor. Today's firefighters must understand the complexities involved in the science of fire and fire dynamics. This updated course uses evidence based information, derived from modern fire research, to highlight key educational areas. It will provide you the tools necessary to understand modern fire propagation, fuel packages, and ventilation and how they relate to firefighter safety and tactical deployment on today’s fireground. The course begins with a classroom presentation and concludes with a live fire exercise where you observe fire development from ignition to flashover. The culminating live fire exercise will "flip the classroom", where the student will be able to recognize the warning signs of flashover from inside a live fire environment.
Minimum class size: 15 Maximum class size: 18
Prerequisites: All Students must meet the prerequisites for live fire training as outlined in NFPA 1403.