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Course Description

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Fire Technology - FIRE 136

Fire Protection Systems

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems. This course explores water-based and special hazard fire suppression systems. This course also examines water supply for fire protection and the application of portable fire extinguishers.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should 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.
  • Explore residential and commercial sprinkler legislation.
  • Identify the different types of non-water based fire suppression systems.
  • Explain the basic components of a fire alarm system.
  • Identify the different types of detectors and explain how they detect fire.
  • Describe the hazards of smoke and list the four factors 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.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday