Online Class: Basic Fire Safety

Despite popular belief, fire is not always a bad thing. The evolution of fire, and its connection to mankind is one of the most important events to humankind

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Course Description

Igniting Knowledge: A Comprehensive Guide to Fire Safety & Recovery

Fire: a paradoxical force of nature. Simultaneously a giver of warmth, a tool for cooking, and a potential harbinger of destruction. It's an element that has shaped human evolution, forging tools, and civilizations, yet it also possesses the capacity to unravel them. To navigate this duality, one needs education and understanding, and this course aims to be your guiding light.

This meticulously designed course is not just about knowing fire but understanding it, respecting its power, and learning how to harness it safely. With the lens of safety, we will explore:

  • Fire’s Footprints: Delve deep into the origins of fire, tracing its evolution alongside humanity. From a tool for survival to a potential threat, its journey is as complex as it is fascinating.

  • Science & Secrets: Unearth the core principles behind fire, from the fire triangle to the methods of heat transfer, making the mysterious comprehensible.

  • Fire Behavior & Beyond: Grasp the intricate dance of fire weather and its behavior, essential knowledge for anyone looking to safeguard their surroundings.

  • Types, Tactics & Techniques: Discover the myriad types of fire, their unique characteristics, and the prevention strategies tailored for each.

  • Evacuation Essentials: Interactive quizzes will put your knowledge to the test, ensuring you know the ins and outs of swift and safe evacuation.

  • Financial Fortitude: Fires can be daunting, not just physically but financially. Equip yourself with the tools and insights to emerge financially resilient from any fire-related adversity.

  • Recovery & Resilience: The aftermath of a fire can be overwhelming. We guide you through the critical first 24 hours post-fire, helping you take decisive actions to secure, assess, and rebound.

  • Healing & Hope: Fires can leave scars not just on landscapes but on the soul. Dive into understanding the psychological impact and find pathways to healing and emotional recovery.

Fire, in its essence, is neutral. It is our interaction and understanding that determines whether it becomes an ally or an adversary. With this course, we aim to fortify your knowledge, making you not just fire-aware but fire-resilient. Embrace this opportunity to become a steward of safety, ensuring that both you and your community can coexist harmoniously with one of nature's most primal forces. Enroll now, and let's embark on this enlightening journey together!

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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Basics of Fire Behavior

In this lesson, we will take a closer look at how a fire starts, as well as the fire triangle, the fire behavior triangle, methods of heat transfer, the stages of a fire, fire weather, and fire behavior. Additional lesson topics: Understand Fire Behavior to Improve Your Situational Awareness; Fire Safety Facts; The Science of Fire 52 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Introduce Yourself
  • Assessment: Quiz 1

Lesson 2: Types of Fire

There are different types of fuels that can react in many different ways, not all of them good. Additional lesson topics: Types of Fire; Weather Elements that Affect Fire Behavior; Classes of Fire; The Several most common types of fire; Stages of Flashover 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 2

Lesson 3: Surviving Strategies

This lesson will show you how fire affects not only humans and homes but also property, plants, and animals. Additional lesson topics: How to Escape a Burning Building; Survival strategies to help you escape a forest fire; Basic fire escape planning; Fire Survival: The Escape Plan to Save Your Life 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 3

Lesson 4: Fire Prevention for Your Property

If your property or neighboring properties have heavily forested areas, you should focus on how to prevent wildfire occurrences on your property. Additional lesson topics: Prepare your lawn and garden for fire season; Wildfire safety tips; Preventing Wildfires; Prepare for a Wildfire 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 4

Lesson 5: Fire Prevention and Evacuation for Your Home

Every year, thousands of people die from fire in the U.S. with most residential fire deaths occurring not from the flames but from smoke inhalation and toxic gases. Additional lesson topics: Windows Play a Key Role in Home Safety; How Does a Smoke Vent Work and Make Your Building Safer?; From people to property, fire doors protect your assets; Types of Smoke Alarms and Detectors 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 5

Lesson 6: Fire Prevention for Your Business

Businesses that prepare fire plans, train employees, and call for professional help immediately stand a much better chance of a full recovery from a serious fire. Additional lesson topics: It's Your Business: Fire Prevention and Recovery; Several Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems; Developing a comprehensive fire safety plan for businesses; Tips for Fire Prevention and Preparedness at the Office 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 6

Lesson 7: Evolution of Fire

In this lesson, we will discuss when we began using fire, the evolution of cooking, genetic mutation, smoke and disease, the importance of fire on humanity, and the medical applications of fire. Additional lesson topics: The Importance Of Fire to Human Life; The Hidden Health Hazards of Smoke and Soot; How Smoke from Fires Can Affect Your Health; The discovery of fire by humans: a long and convoluted process 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 7

Lesson 8: Active Fire Intervention Solutions

In this lesson, we will discuss various procedures and solutions to preventing, suppressing, and controlling fire within your own means. Additional lesson topics: Difference Between Passive and Active Fire Protection; The Basics of Passive Fire Protection; Community Risk Reduction; Community Wildfire Protection 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 8

Lesson 9: Preparing Your Finances for a Fire

In this lesson, we will discuss how to prepare financially for a house or business fire. Additional lesson topics: Preparing Your Finances for a Flood, Fire or Other Disaster: Having a Plan; Wildfire Reality Check; Several Steps to Prepare For A Fire 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 9

Lesson 10: Fire Escape and Evacuation Planning

In this lesson, we will discuss the previously mentioned topics so that you are able to protect yourself, your family and pets, exotics, and livestock animals. Additional lesson topics: Pre-Evacuation Preparation Steps; Evacuation Plans and Procedures eTool; Emergency and Evacuation Planning Guide for Employers; Several Ways Your Pet Could Start Your House on Fire 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 10

Lesson 11: Procedures for When You are in a Fire

In the event of a fire within a structure such as your house, business, school, store, or corporate office it is best to have a solid evacuation plan in place, as well as proper alarms and fire exits. Additional lesson topics: Stop, Drop and Roll; Escape and Safety from Vehicle Fire; Vehicle safety tips; Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 11

Lesson 12: Understanding Firefighter Procedures

In this lesson, we will discuss the Rules of Engagement for fires, the need for the Rules of Engagement, and the rules and procedures that firefighters must live by in order to keep themselves safe when conducting search and rescue operations. Additional lesson topics: Rules of Engagement for Structural Firefighting; Standard Operating Guidelines 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 12

Lesson 13: After a Fire

In this lesson, we will discuss the steps one typically takes to recovering and repairing life and home after a fire. Additional lesson topics: Dealing with the Aftermath of a Fire; Insurance Claim Tips For Partial Loss Fires; What to do afterwards; After the Fire or Disaster: Dealing with Your Insurance Company 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 13

Lesson 14: Psychological and Mental Health Issues

In this lesson, we will discuss some of the emotions that you, your family, your pets, exotics, and livestock animals are likely to go through, and steps you can take to start the process of recovering emotionally. Additional lesson topics: What You Should Know about the Emotional Impact of Fires; Common Emotional Reactions after a fire; PTSD After House Fire 50 Total Points
  • Assessment: Quiz 14

Lesson 15: Recovery and Restoration of Land and Property

In this lesson, we will summarize the best ways to recover and restore your land and property back to normal after fires. 500 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Quiz 15
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe basics of fire behavior.
  • Describe types of fire.
  • Describe surviving strategies.
  • Summarize fire prevention for your property.
  • Summarize fire prevention and evacuation for your home.
  • Summarize fire prevention for your business.
  • Describe evolution of fire.
  • Prepare your finances for a fire.
  • Describe procedures for when you are in a fire.
  • Summarize firefighter procedures.
  • Describe recovery and restoration of land and property after a fire.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Basic Fire Safety
Course Number: 9770496
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: September 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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