Credit Hours: 2
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Special Hazard Fire Protection_Fire Protection Fundamentals

The information in the Fire Protection Fundamentals module will present the building blocks of special hazard fire protection systems. Students will acquire an understanding of the basics that are utilized in detection and suppression principles. Particular attention should be focused on the characteristics of particles, light and heat energy, and how they can be measured. These are commonly referred to the particles of combustion and the basis of all detection principles.

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Product Description / Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the learner will:

  1. Identify the physical science properties of heat, light, energy and how they relate to fire detection and fire suppression.
  2. Learn the common methods of calculating areas being protected by a fire suppression systems used to determine the amount of suppression agent required.
  3. Understand the parts of a project specification and how to interpret fire protection requirements. Also, learn the purpose of contract documents.
  4. Acquire an understanding of the special occupancy requirements for classified locations protected by fire suppression systems.
  5. Know the properties and characteristics of flammable vapors, gases, and dust.


Credit Hours: 2


Approved for CEU Credit in:

Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, NICET, Texas