2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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FSLM 137 Fire Protection Systems (5 credits)

Course Description
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.

Student Outcomes
1. Explain the benefits of fire protection systems in various types of structures.
2. Describe the basic elements of a public water supply system including sources, distribution networks, piping and hydrants.
3. Explain why water is a commonly used extinguishing agent.
4. Identify the different types and components of sprinkler, standpipe and foam systems.
5. Review residential and commercial sprinkler legislation.
6. Identify the different types of non-water-based fire suppression systems.
7. Explain the basic components of a fire alarm system.
8. Identify the different types of detectors and explain how they detect fire.
9. Describe the hazards of smoke and list the four factors that can influence smoke movement in a building.
10. Discuss the appropriate application of fire protection systems.
11. Explain the operation and appropriate application for the different types of portable fire protection systems.

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