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Examines the underlying principles involved in structure fire protection systems, building furnishing, and fire protection systems including water-based fire suppressions systems, fire alarm and detection systems, special hazard suppression systems, and smoke management systems.

(The FESHE Course Code Equivalent for this course is C295)

FESHE outcomes: 1. Define and discuss the elements of effective departmental organization. 2. Classify what training and skills are needed to establish departmental organization. 3. Analyze the value of a community-related approach to risk reduction. 4. Outline the priorities of a budget planning document while anticipating the diverse needs of a community. 5. Assess the importance of positively influencing community leaders by demonstrating effective leadership. 6. Analyze the concept of change and the need to be aware of future trends in fire management. 7. Report on the importance of communications technology, fire service networks, and the Internet, when conducting problem-solving analysis and managing trends. 8. Develop a clear understanding of the national assessment models and their respective approaches to certification.


  1. Describe the fundamental principles related to structural fire protection, building furnishings, and fire protection systems.
  2. Analyze, evaluate, and determine appropriate use for fire detection and alarm systems; waterbased fire suppression systems; special hazard fire suppression systems; and smoke management systems, with a sophisticated understanding of how they integrate to function as a complete life safety system.
  3. Analyze building structural components for fire endurance and fire resistance.
  4. Explain the flame spread and smoke production properties of building furnishings and materials.




Fire detection and suppression systems (Rev: 4)

Publisher: Fire Protection Publications (2012)
Author: Sturzenbecker, M. J., Adams, B., & Burnside, E. (Eds.).
ISBN: # 978-0132786058
Price: (No information available)

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