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 Course Title:   Fire Protection Systems

 Title Abbreviation:   FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    211

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Introduction to the concepts and principles of fire protection systems including fire extinguishers, automatic sprinkler systems, standpipes, fire detection and alarm systems, and special hazard systems.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of automatic sprinkler systems.
  2. Describe the operation, inspection, testing, restoration, capabilities and limitations of wet-pipe, dry-pipe, deluge and pre-action sprinkler systems.
  3. Explain the process of designing a sprinkler system.
  4. Explain how residential systems differ from standard systems.
  5. Identify various types of fire pumps, pump drivers and pump controllers.
  6. Describe the inspection and testing process for fire pumps.
  7. Describe how various fire extinguishing systems work and the inspection and testing process for each.
  8. Identify the type of special system required for various protection uses.
  9. Identify the types of standpipe systems and the components of each.
  10. Explain how standpipe systems should be inspected and tested.
  11. List standards that affect standpipe system design.
  12. Identify how portable fire extinguishers should be placed, inspected, and tested.
  13. Describe detection and alarm system components and types of systems.
  14. Explain how to inspect and test detection and alarm systems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.4 Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technology in one’s personal and professional life.

Course Contents

  1. Automatic sprinkler systems.
  2. System design and use by occupancy.
  3. Fire pumps.
  4. Special systems.
  5. Standpipes.
  6. Portable fire extinguishers.
  7. Detection & alarm systems.