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University of Maryland, College Park

The Effect of Fires on People, Property and the Environment

University of Maryland, College Park via Coursera


Fires impact people, property and the environment in all countries around the world. In some cases, the resulting losses are extraordinary, causing hundreds of deaths, widespread damage to property and contents and significant impacts on the environment. More often, fires may cause a single casualty or affect a single home, though the effects are still highly significant to those affected and collectively are substantial. This course will provide an overview of the challenges posed by fire as well as the fire safety solutions that are available to meet those challenges.


  • Introduction to Fire Behavior
  • What is Fire Protection Engineering?
  • Fire Safety Subsystems
  • The Effects of Fire on People
  • Effects of Fire on Property and the Environment
  • Implementing Fire Safety Designs

Taught by

James Milke, PhD


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