F SC 52A Fire Protection Equipment and Systems (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
A study of automatic sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, fire detection devices and systems, manual fire suppression equipment, water supplies, extinguishing agents, pumps used in fire protection, smoke management systems and special extinguishing systems.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe the chemistry and physics of fire behavior relevant to fire protection equipment and systems.
- Outcome 2: Summarize the history, types, and benefits of fire detection and suppression systems.
- Outcome 3: Discuss the ethics associated with fire code enforcement when requiring fire protection equipment and systems.
- Outcome 4: Describe the characteristics of fire detection and alarm systems.
- Outcome 5: Identify the principles and characteristics of smoke management systems.
- Outcome 6: Describe the operation of water supply systems.
- Outcome 7: Identify and describe the types and operation of fire pumps used as part of a fire protection system.
- Outcome 8: Identify the principles and characteristics of automatic sprinkler systems.
- Outcome 9: Describe the principles and characteristics of standpipe and hose systems.
- Outcome 10: Analyze the operation of special extinguishing systems.
- Outcome 11: Identify and evaluate the characteristics and operating principles of different types of portable fire extinguishers.