IFC 101 is designed for code officials, inspectors, fire marshals, contractors and design professionals, but open to any interested party. This four-part course provides a comprehensive overview of the intent and rationale for the fire code requirements and the correlation between the 2018 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC). After attending the complete four-day course, you will:
- Have learned how to find code requirements pertaining to fire safety and public safety in the IFC, IBC and adopted standards.
- Have developed a basic knowledge of terminology and concepts related to fire safety.
- Be able to describe the duties of a fire code inspector and prioritize those inspection items having the greatest impact on fire safety and the health and protection of the building occupants.
- Have a better understanding of the scope of fire safety inspections, operational permits, special requirements in different use and occupancy classifications, materials and processes regulated by the IFC and the relationship of requirements in the IBC and IFC.
- Have been exposed to the content information likely to be encountered on the Fire Inspector certification examination.
After attending Part I of this course, you will:
- Be more knowledgeable about IFC requirements related to: code layout, administration, applicable definitions, general precautions against fire, emergency planning and preparedness, fire service features and building services and systems.
After attending Part II of this course, you will:
- Be more knowledgeable about IFC requirements related to: fire resistance rated construction, interior finishes and fire protection systems.
After attending Part III of this course, you will:
- Be more knowledgeable about IFC requirements related to: means of egress.
After attending Part IV of this course, you will:
- Be more knowledgeable about IFC requirements related to: dry cleaning, fire safety during construction, flammable finishes, lumber yards and industrial ovens, service stations and repair garages, high piled storage, tents and welding, hazardous material, flammable liquids, flammable gases, flammable solids, fire hydrants, fire flow and fire apparatus roads.
Building and Fire Code Academy
The 2018 International Building Code, the 2018 International Fire Code and a standard calculator are required.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Instruction time
24 UCC continuing education hours awarded for attedning all 4 days.