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Fire Protection Systems

Course Number: FCA 137
Credits: 3
Hours per Quarter: 30

Lecture Hours:30


Description
Study of fire protection and detection systems with a focus on the introduction of sprinkler system operation, maintenance, and inspection. Includes basic system designs including wet, dry, deluge, and pre-action; various sprinkler heads; system parts including connections and valves; and system operation including water supply. Maintenance and inspection of sprinkler systems and fire department support are discussed. Additional topics include occupancies requiring non-water type systems, examination of carbon dioxide systems, halogenated systems, wet/dry chemical systems, and standpipe systems along with the fire department standpipe systems. Additionally, the course explores fire extinguishers, fire detection and alarm systems. Prerequisite: FCA 100 or instructor permission.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Describe different types of sprinkler systems.
B. Describe the operation of sprinkler systems.
C. Identify types of sprinkler heads, temperature ratings, orifice size, and occupancy.
D. Identify different types of control valves.
E. Describe commodity classification.
F. Determine where sprinklers are needed.
G. Discuss examples of common causes of sprinkler system failures.
H. Demonstrate the uses of NFPA-13 and 13A.
I. Describe different sources of water supply to automatic sprinkler systems.
J. Describe fighting fires in sprinkler-equipped buildings.
K. Identify different types of special extinguishers.
L. Demonstrate knowledge of different types of standpipes, extinguishers, and alarm systems.


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Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
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*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)