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Fundamentals of Fire Protection

COURSE NO: M06-023
Fundamentals of Fire Protection
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course introduces basic fire protection issues related to the safeguarding of life and property against fire loss. It describes the fundamental principles of fire science and of the dynamics of fire growth in buildings and demonstrates how a sound understanding of these is necessary before viable fire protection measures can be implemented. In addition this course develops an engineering appreciation of standard practices and regulations related to the prevention, detection and suppression of fires.


This 6 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical engineers, designers, architects, contractors, building professionals, and all other personnel involved with fire protection projects.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Familiarizing with the fundamentals of fire science
  • Understanding the dynamics of fire
  • Learning the principles of fire protection
  • Knowing  the basics of fire detection
  • Learning the principles of fire suppression
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the NIOSH Instructional Module, "Fire Protection".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Fundamentals of Fire Protection (3.8 MB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty (30) questions to earn 6 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this NIOSH publication.
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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