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    Sep 16, 2021  
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FSC 235 - Fire Protection Systems


Description: 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.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Automatic sprinkler systems
  2. Special extinguishing systems
  3. Stand pipe and fire extinguisher systems
  4. Fire detection and alarm systems

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the different types, uses, and benefits of fire protection systems found in various types of structures. (1-4)
  2. Summarize the basic elements of a public water supply system as it relates to fire protection systems. (1, 4)
  3. Explain the operation and appropriate application for the different types of portable fire protection systems. (2,3)
  4. Identify the different types and components of sprinkler, standpipe, and foam systems. (1-3)
  5. Discuss residential and commercial sprinkler legislation. (1, 3, 4)
  6. Compare the basic components and detectors in a fire alarm system. (4)
  7. Describe the hazards of smoke, and list the four factors that can influence smoke movement in a building. (3, 4)