Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 202
- Posted by:
- Danial Myers
- Course Number:
- FP 202
- Course Title:
- Fixed Systems & Extinguishers
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Course DescriptionFixed Systems and Extinguishers Studies portable extinguisher equipment, fire alarm and detection systems, sprinkler systems and standpipes, protection systems for special hazards, explosion release, ventilation systems, inert atmospheres and static bonding. Prerequisite: FP 111.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is designed to give students a basic overview of fixed protection, detection, and alarm systems. The course also covers methods of maintenance, operations, and testing of these systems. This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection and fulfills the appropriate performance objectives of N.F.P.A. standards for Fire Fighter I and II. This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.
Course Activities and Design
The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration and discussion format. Other instructional methods including guest speakers, research papers, book and journal article reviews, written and oral reports, demonstrations, simulations, and presentations may be employed.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discus the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided. Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, written and oral reports, simulations, classroom projects and presentations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
REQUIRED STUDENT COMPETENCIES:
- Describe the significant historical events that have influenced fire protection technologies.
- List the various classes of fire and describe the appropriate methods of extinguishment.
- List the major types of alarm systems and describe the purpose and function of their major components.
- List the major types of sprinkler systems and describe the purpose and function of their major components.
- List the major types of standpipe systems and describe the purpose and function of their major components.
- List the major types of chemical systems and describe the purpose and function of their major components.
- List the major types of explosive suppression and ventilation systems and describe the purpose and function of their major components.
- Describe the value of automatic sprinkler systems in providing life safety and property protection.
- Demonstrate connecting to an FDC and the changing of a flowing sprinkler head.