SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 1:21:45 PMFIRE 74 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 74Title:  FIRE PROTECT 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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An in-depth study of the systems used to provide built-in fire protection to structures
including water distribution systems, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke management
systems, fire pumps, automatic fire sprinkler systems, residential fire sprinkler systems,
standpipe and hose systems, special extinguishing systems and portable fire extinguishers.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and completion of FIRE 71

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An in-depth study of the systems used to provide built-in fire protection to structures
including water distribution systems, fire detection and alarm systems, smoke management
systems, fire pumps, automatic fire sprinkler systems, residential fire sprinkler systems,
standpipe and hose systems, special extinguishing systems and portable fire extinguishers.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates; and completion of FIRE 71
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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Describe the different types of fire alarm systems and their operating principles.
2. Describe the different types of water based fire protection systems and their operating principles.
3. Describe the types of fire extinguishers and specialized fire protection systems and their application.
 

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Students will be able to:
1.   Describe the impact of historic fire events on modern fire protection systems.
2.   Explain the basic principles of fire behavior and combustion.
3.   Describe the basic components of municipal and private water systems and the ability to
      determine the proper flow and pressure using mathematics.
4.   Describe the different types of modern fire alarm systems, their components and operation.
5.   Describe the types of smoke management systems and their operation.
6.   Describe the different types of fire pumps, their testing and operation.
7.   Describe the operation, inspection, testing and maintenance requirements of the different
      types of standpipe systems.
8.   Describe the different types of commercial automatic fire sprinkler systems, their
      components and operating principles.
9.   Describe the different types of residential fire sprinkler systems, their components and
      operating principles.
10. Describe the different types of specialized extinguishing systems and their operating
      principles.
11. List the different types of portable fire extinguishers, the requirements for selection and
       their maintenance and testing.

Topics and Scope
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I. History of Fire Prevention and Protection Systems
    A. The application of fire regulations through history
    B. Effects of fire catastrophes on fire and building codes
    C. The role of the insurance industry in code development
II. Fire Behavior and Construction
    A. Fire as a chemical reaction
    B. The major phases of fire
    C. Factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior
III. Introduction to Water Supply
    A. Characteristics of water
    B. Understanding water supply
    C. Principles of municipal water supply systems
    D. Private water supply systems
    E. Fire flow and Friction loss
         1. Principles and coefficients of friction loss
         2. Calculating the fire flow of hydrants
IV. Fire Alarm Systems
    A. Types of fire alarm systems
    B. Basic system components
    C. Manual alarm-initiating devices
    D. Automatic alarm-initiating devices
    E. Inspecting and testing fire detection and signaling systems
    F. Record keeping
V. Smoke Management Systems
    A. Purpose of smoke management systems
    B. Types of smoke management systems
    C. Advantages and disadvantages of dedicated and non-dedicated smoke management
         systems
VI. Fire Pumps
    A. Types of pumps
    B. Pump components and accessories
    C. Calculating pump discharge flow and pressure
    D. Testing, inspection, and maintenance of fire pumps
VII. Standpipes and Hose systems
    A. Classification of standpipe systems
    B. Types of standpipe systems
    C. Components of standpipe systems
    D. Flow and pressure requirements for standpipe systems
    E. Procedures for augmenting standpipe systems
    F. Inspecting and testing standpipes
VIII. Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems
    A. Types of sprinkler systems
    B. Components of sprinkler systems
    C. Sprinkler system design, hydraulics and water supply requirements
    D. Procedures for augmenting sprinkler systems
    E. Restoring sprinkler systems
    F. Inspecting and testing sprinkler systems
IX. Residential Sprinkler Systems
    A. Purpose of residential sprinkler systems
    B. Design criteria of residential sprinkler systems
    C. Components of residential sprinkler systems
    D. Residential sprinkler system design and hydraulics
X. Special Extinguishing Systems
    A. Wet chemical extinguishing systems
    B. Dry chemical extinguishing systems
    C. Gaseous systems
    D. Foam extinguishing systems
XI. Portable Fire Extinguishers and their Agents
     A. Extinguisher classifications
    B. Extinguisher Types their agents
         1. Water
         2. Carbon dioxide
         3. Foams
         4. Halons
         5. Dry chemical agents
    C. Selection, Maintenance and Testing of extinguishers
         1. Installation and placement of extinguishers
         2. Portable fire extinguishers on fire apparatus
         3. Inspecting, maintaining, and recharging extinguishers
         4. Hydrostatic testing
D. Use of portable extinguishers

Assignments:
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1. Reading 30-50 pages from textbook per week
2. Viewing 3-5 on-line presentations
3. Completion of up to 17 assignment sheets
4. Group conferences (2 - 4)
5. Site visit(s) (1 - 2)
6. Term paper or on-line research project
7. Field trip
8. Quizzes (3 - 4), midterm, and final exam

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
20 - 25%
Written homework, and term paper or on-line research project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Assignment sheet(s)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 65%
Quizzes, midterm, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Group conferences, site visits, field trip, reading 30-50 pages per week


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fire Protection Systems. 2nd ed. Jones Jr., Maurice. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2015 (classic)
Fire Protection, Detection and Suppression Systems. 5th ed. International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). 2016

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