Dec 05, 2021  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog
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FIP 146 Fire Protection Systems (4 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course introduces various types of automatic sprinklers, standpipes, fire alarm systems, and fixed and portable extinguishing systems referenced in NFPA standard 25, including their operation, installation, and maintenance. Topics include wet and dry systems, testing and maintenance, water supply requirements, fire detection and alarm systems, including application, testing, and maintenance of Halon, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, and special extinguishing agents utilized in fixed and portable systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of sprinkler and alarm systems, both fixed and portable, including appropriate application, operation, inspection, and maintenance requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify the various types of automatic extinguishing systems.
  2. Describe the proper procedure to maintain an extinguishing system.
  3. Determine the design requirements for sprinklers and standpipes in a designated building.
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of various sprinklers and alarm systems.
  5. Define the proper application and maintenance of various sprinklers and alarm systems.

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