History & Impact of Fire in America

Course Number: 
FSC 1030
Semester: 
Fall
Subject: 
Fire Science (FSC)
Credits 
3.00

This course provides an overview of the history and impact of fire in American society. Course material will include a general understanding of fire and combustion; the history of fire fighting in the US; analysis of significant fires in American history and their impact; discussion of the catastrophic theory of management as it pertained to these fires; today’s impact of the urban wildfire interface; and how fire affects society and the family unit.

3 hours of lecture per week