FST 2228 Human Behavior & Fire

This course provides fundamental information on human behavior as it relates to fire and mass casualties. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Fire Science Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Categorize the types of behavior that people exhibit in fire situations as positive or negative as they effect emergency evacuation.
  • Perform algebraic estimates of occupant evacuation times from buildings.
  • Identify four psychological traits of building occupants which may affect their identification of and response to a fire.
  • Describe aspects of human behavior in mass casualties.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2