TargetSolutions’ Building Construction online training course highlights five different types of construction and their related hazards.

No two buildings are alike, which means no two fires are ever alike. A solid understanding of the different types of building construction and their related hazards can not only help firefighters during emergencies, but also save lives.

Other essential factors for firefighters to understand include construction materials, the age and use of the building, and how remodeling can change the makeup of a building.

Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, students will be able to:

• Identify and differentiate the five types of building construction
• Understand how each type of building is affected by fire
• Recognize the accompanying hazards of each type of building construction

References for this course include NFPA 220: Standard on Types of Building Construction (2012 Edition), NFPA 1011: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications (2008 Edition), and NFPA 5000: Building Construction and Safety Codes (2012 Edition), among others.

To learn more about this course or others in TargetSolutions’ online firefighter training library, please contact us at (800) 840-8048.