Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jun 18, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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FIRE 201 - Fire Protection Systems

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , or consent of department. Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of fire protection systems in various types of structures.
  • Describe the basic elements of a public water supply system including sources, distribution networks, piping and hydrants.
  • Explain why water is a commonly used extinguishing agent.
  • Identify the different types and components of sprinkler, standpipe and foam systems.
  • Review residential and commercial sprinkler legislation.
  • Identify the different types of non-water based fire suppression systems.
  • Explain the basic components of a fire alarm system.
  • Identify the different types of detectors and explain how they detect fire.
  • Describe the hazards of smoke and list the four factors that can influence smoke movement in a building.
  • Discuss the appropriate application of fire protection systems.
  • Explain the operation and appropriate application for the different types of portable fire protection systems.

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