FRSC205 See Information Below
Department of Professional Studies: Fire Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- FRSC205 See Information Below Course No Longer Offered
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Course was renumbered to FRSC105. FRSC105 had previously existed and there is an archive of it.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces the Fire Science student to the fundamentals of the inspection, maintenance, and operation of fire suppression and detection systems. New fire suppression agents and the important characteristics of these agents are covered in this course.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- examine the theories of fire suppression and fire extinguishment, including a wet, dry, pre-action, and deluge sprinkler systems; residential sprinkler technology; and fast response sprinkler systems;
- distinguish between the operational characteristics, and the physical and chemical characteristics of various extinguishing agents used in gaseous, wet, and dry chemical fire suppression systems, foam agents used at petro-chemical plants;
- compare the basic components and operation of smoke, flame, and thermal detection/alarm systems; and
- identify and distinguish between the various marine fire suppression and detection systems.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- the history of fire protection and current theories of fire suppression
- portable fire extinguishers
- the issue of residential/rapid response sprinkler technology
- fire department operations in occupancies protected by a sprinkler system
- fire department operations in buildings utilizing standpipe systems
- carbon dioxide extinguishing systems
- dry chemical extinguishing systems
- wet chemical extinguishing systems
- halogenated extinguishing systems
- clean agent and water mist extinguishing systems
- foam extinguishing systems
- smoke, flame, and thermal detection systems
- marine fire suppression systems
- health and environmental issues associated with extinguishing systems
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -11/00; course number revised 3/2010; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015