FSC 3410: Fire Protection Structure and Systems


Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers.


  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 widely used extinguishing agent, and describe how water extinguishes fires.
  4. Identify the different types and components of sprinkler, standpipe, and foam systems.
  5. Establish the benefits of residential 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. Outline three different types of detectors and how they operate.
  9. Defend the hazards of smoke and the four factors that can influence smoke movement in a building.
  10. Classify the appropriate application of the different types of sprinklers.
  11. Discuss the operation and application for the different types of portable fire extinguishing systems.


  1. FSC 2010


Fire protection systems (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2015)
Author: Jones, A. M., Jr.,
ISBN: 9781284294170
Price: $96.86

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