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Oklahoma State University

Online- Life Safety Considerations with Respect to Fire

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This course contains a brief overview of NFPA 101, The Life Safety CodeĀ®. The course objective is to introduce the student to basic principles of life safety with respect to fire which, if applied, will promote prevention of fire fatalities. The course is divided into three sessions of approximately one hour each.

The first session contains a brief historical perspective and contains the Fundamental Principles of Life Safety as presented in Chapter Four of NFPA 101. The second session provides a survey and overview of the requirements for means of egress, which are contained in Chapter 7 of NFPA 101. This session introduces concepts such as occupant load, required width and number of exits and exit marking and illumination. The third and final session provides examples of the application of NFPA 101 to specific occupancy classifications. The NFPA 101 system of classifying occupancies is presented and Assembly occupancies and Health Care occupancies are used as examples for discussion.

When you register for an online course, you will receive an email confirmation including a link to the OSU Online Classroom and your username and password. The course is self-paced unless otherwise noted. You have 6 months to complete the course unless otherwise noted. Download the instructional materials and view each video. Exams must be completed with a 70% or better. You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you have successfully completed the course.