Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

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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