2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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FSLM 420 Fire Dynamics (5 credits)

Prerequisite Admittance in the BAS-FSLM Program.

Course Description
This course examines the underlying principles involved in structural fire protection systems and building furnishings, as well as fire protection systems, including water-based fire suppression systems, fire alarm and detection systems, special hazard suppression systems, and smoke management systems.

Student Outcomes
1. Analyze building structural components for fire endurance and fire resistance.
2. Explain the flame spread and smoke production properties of building furnishings and materials.
3. Explain the importance of, and be able to calculate, heat release rate for combustibles.

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