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Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems

COURSE NO: M12-002
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides information in accordance with OSHA standards about how firefighters typically interact with building features and fire protection systems during fires and similar emergencies.


This course focuses on ways that designers, code officials, and related stakeholders can contribute to the efficiency of operations during emergency incidents in both new and existing buildings. The material is applicable to all types of fire service organizations, including fire brigades and fire departments. The concepts discussed in this course will apply to most facilities but do not cover every possible type of building, facility, or hazard. Therefore, this document is intended to supplement rather than substitute codes and standards.


This 12 PDH online course is intended for engineers, design and construction personnel, code officials, and any other stakeholders who are involved in the fire safety aspect of a building.
Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarization with OSHA’s overview on fire service features and fire protection systems of buildings
  • Understanding the basis of fire apparatus access, water supply, premises identification, firefighter access, sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, fire department connections, alarm and communication systems, and other ancillary systems
  • Learning about the timescale of fire services with respect to the building phases
  • Familiarization with workers’ rights as well as OSHA’s and NIOSH’s support programs
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review OSHA 3256-09R 2015 titled "Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems" by the U.S. Department of Labor.

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Fire Service Features of Buildings and Fire Protection Systems (7.2 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of sixty (60) questions to earn 12 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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