Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 8. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VBRA01 overlap following cours/es: VBR150 och VBR162. Compulsory for: BI1. Course coordinator: Robert Jönsson,, Brandteknik och riskhantering. The number of participants is limited to 60 Assessment: The examination takes the form of three assignments (advanced assignments) that have to be presented both in writing and orally, together with approved self-tests and a laboratory report. All the assignments must be approved for the student to successfully complete the course. In addition, compulsory attendance at all seminars, laboratory sessions, and a practicum day at the Räddningsskolan (Rescue Service School) in Revinge is required. Home page:

The aim is for the students to obtain a broad and general knowledge in the field of fire safety engineering and risk management. The course is also aimed at providing participants with knowledge on the nature of the communication and influencing process, as well as training them to apply these knowledge skills in various situations. This aims at giving the students insights and experience in oral presentations, with emphasis placed on inter-personal communication, the art of persuasion, and public speaking / teaching techniques.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course is subdivided into six elements:

Frantzich, H: Utdrag ur Tid för utrymning vid brand, Karlstad: Räddningsverket 2001 [SRV-rapport P21-365/01]. ISBN: 91-7253-092-8.
Jönsson, G Grundläggande fysik om gaser och vätskor, kapitel 8. Lund: Studenlitteratur 1998. ISBN: 91-44-00798-1.
Bengtsson, L-G: Övertändning, backdraft och brandgasexplosion sett ur räddningstjänstens perspektiv, Karlstad: Räddningsverket 1998 [SRV rapport P21-250/98]. ISBN: 91-88891-66-6.
Karlsson, B and Quintiere, J G: Enclosure Fire Dynamics, kapitel 2: sidorna 11–24, kapitel 3: sidorna 25–32. CRC Pres LLC 2000. ISBN: 0-8493-1300-7.
Holmstedt, G m.fl: Släckmedel och släckverkan: kunskapsläge och forsningsbehov, Borås: SP 1994. ISSN: 0280-2503.
Bengtsson, L-G: Inomhusbrand, Karlstad: Räddningsverket 2001. ISBN: 91-7253-199-1.
Särdqvist, S: Vatten och andra släckmedel, Karlstad: Räddningsverket 2002. ISBN: 91-7253-145-2.