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FIRE 136 - Fire Protection Systems

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems. This course explores water-based and special hazard fire suppression systems. This course also examines water supply for fire protection and the application of portable fire extinguishers. Students who successfully complete this course may apply to be recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Explain the benefits of fire protection systems in various types of structures.
  2. Describe the basic elements of a public water supply system including sources, distribution networks, piping and hydrants.
  3. Explain why water is a commonly used extinguishing agent.
  4. Identify the different types and components of sprinkler, standpipe and foam systems.
  5. Explore residential and commercial sprinkler legislation.
  6. Identify the different types of non-water based fire suppression systems.
  7. Explain the basic components of a fire alarm system.
  8. Identify the different types of detectors and explain how they detect fire.
  9. Describe the hazards of smoke and list the four factors that can influence smoke movement in a building.
  10. Discuss the appropriate application of fire protection systems.
  11. Explain the operation and appropriate application for the different types of portable fire protection systems.

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