FIRE 214 - Fire Protection Systems
- Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50
- Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 and FIRE 102
This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.
3 hrs. lect. per week
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of FIRE 214, the student will be able to:
- Explain the benefits of fire protection systems in various types of structures.
- Describe the basic elements of a public water supply system including sources, distribution networks, piping and hydrants.
- Explain why water is a commonly used extinguishing agent.
- Identify the different types and components of sprinkler, standpipe and foam systems.
- Review residential and commercial sprinkler legislation.
- Identify the different types of non-water based fire suppression systems.
- Explain he basic components of a fire alarm system.
- how they detect fire.
- Describe the hazards of smoke and list the four factor that can influence smoke movement in a building.
- Discuss the appropriate application of fire protection systems.
- Explain the operation and appropriate application for the different types of portable fire protection systems.
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