This unit of study provides students with an understanding of fire safety systems design principles and interaction between various sub-models as described in fire engineering guidelines. It covers developing fire scenarios and design fires based on ignition probability, availability and effectiveness of suppression system, and compartmentation and structural adequacy. It also covers basics of spread of smoke and fire in buildings, buoyancy of smoke, principles of smoke hazard management, structural performance in fire, detection, extinguishment and principles of evacuation.
The unit includes an application of the Fire Brigade Intervention Model (FBIM) to fire situations, and emphasizes knowledge about the capabilities of fire brigade equipment including trucks, water pumps, scaffolding, and hoses. Students will be given hands-on-experience of operating the equipment during a field visit to the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Recommended texts and other reading and course materials will be listed in VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):