SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2021 7:56:21 AMFIRE 74 Course Outline as of Spring 1992

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 74Title:  FIRE PROT EQUIP SYS  
Full Title:  Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE 54

Catalog Description:
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Portable fire extinguishing equipment; protection systems for special hazards; sprinkler systems, fire detection, and alarm systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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State Core Course. Portable fire extinguishing equipment; protection systems for special hazards; sprinkler systems, fire detection, & alarm systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1984Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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  COURSE GOAL:  To develop the ability of the students to apply codes
 and policies as they relate to the installation, inspection, use,
 and testing of systems.
 COURSE OBJECTIVES:  Successful completion of this course will enable
 students to:
 1.  Identify fire cause and effect.
 2.  Recognize hazards of materials and identify extinguishing methods.
 3.  Recognize types of building construction and their relationship
     to systems and equipment.
 4.  Compare smoke and fire movement in various types of construction
 5.  Define federal, state, and local laws, case law and examples
     relating to fire and building codes.
 6.  Identify organizations that provide nationally recognized
     standards that apply to systems and equipment.
 7.  Identify organizations that provide information or service.
 8.  Define types and classifications of fire extinguishers.
 9.  Compare effectiveness ratings of fire extinguishers.
10.  Identify distribution, installation, maintenance, and test
     requirements of fire extinguishers.
11.  Recognize good inspection procedures for fire extinguishers.
12.  Recognize and prevent fraud in sales and service of fire
     extinguishers.
13.  Define special systems.
14.  Define emulsifiers and surfactants.
15.  Identify installation and maintenance requirements and outline
     inspection methods for the following special systems:
        a. dry chemical
        b. carbon dioxide
        c. mechanical foam
        d. high expansion foam
        e. halogenated hydrocarbon
        f. explosion suppression
16.  Identify water supplies, equipment, systems, and services for
     interior protection.
17.  Identify performance records for automatic sprinkler systems.
18.  Identify automatic sprinkler system types.
19.  Identify special sprinkler system types.
20.  Identify water spray systems.
21.  Identify standards applicable to water systems.
22.  Identify detection and alarm connections for water systems.
23.  Outline plan review procedures for water systems.
24.  Identify installation, maintenance, and test requirements for
     water systems.
25.  Recognize good inspection procedures for water systems.
26.  Identify types of standpipe systems and recognize the differences
     between new and old classification.
27.  Identify water supply requirements for standpipe systems.
28.  Identify installation, maintenance, and test requirements for
     standpipe systems.
29.  Recognize good inspection procedures for standpipe systems.
30.  Identify detection, alarm, and supervisory devices.
31.  Identify detection systems.
32.  Identify alarm systems by the purpose they serve.
33.  Identify supervisory systems.
34.  Identify installation, maintenance, and test requirements for
     detection, alarm, and supervisory systems.
35.  Outline plan review procedures for detection, alarm, and
     supervisory systems.
36.  Recognize good inspection procedures for detection, alarm, and
     supervisory systems.
37.  Identify heat and smoke control devices and fire hardware.
38.  Identify installation, maintenance, and test requirements for
     heat and smoke control devices and fire hardware.
39.  Recognize good inspection procedures for heat and smoke control
     devices and fire hazards.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Fire cause and effect.
 2.  Portable fire extinguishers.
 3.  Protection systems and equipment for special hazards.
 4.  Evaluating water supplies, equipment, systems, and services for
     interior protection.
 5.  Sprinkler protection.
 6.  Supervisory, detection, and alarm devices and proprietary
     signaling equipment.                                          .
 7.  Standpipe systems.
 8.  Heat and smoke control systems.
 A MORE DETAILED OUTLINE AVAILABLE IN THE AJ DEPT.

Assignments:
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  1.  Required reading.
 2.  Field trips.
 3.  Written work (essays and reports).
 4.  Problem solving activity or exercise.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 80%
Multiple choice, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Required texts:
Private Fire protection and Detection, Delmar Thomson, 2nd edition, 1994.

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