FSF490 - Introduction to Fire Protection Systems

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Subject Title
Introduction to Fire Protection Systems

Subject Description
This subject is an introduction to fire protection systems; fire sprinklers, fire alarms and special extinguishing systems. This subject will combine classroom theory and hands-on lab work.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Fire Safety Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

- describe the purpose and practices of fire prevention and fire inspection
- define classification of hazards
- describe common fire hazards
- describe special hazards
- identify four general categories of fire protection equipment/systems
- describe the function, components and operations of standpipe systems
- identify the four categories of special extinguishing systems, and describe the function, components and operations of special extinguishing systems
- identify the components of a fire alarm system
- describe the function, components and operation of four types of sprinkler systems

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

Principles, Practices and Procedures 

This section provides an overview of fire prevention activities.  Principles, practices and procedures involved in fire prevention inspection are outlined. 
Legislation, Regulations, Standards and Fire Prevention Resources 

This section provides an overview of fire prevention activities. Legislation, regulations, standards and fire prevention resources agencies are covered. 

Mode of Instruction
Lectures and demonstrations 

Prescribed Texts
Fire Detection and Suppression Systems 5th Edition,  Item #  36536 (2016),
Publisher: Fire Protection Publications, ISBN# 978-0-87939-599-5

Reference Material
2015 Fire Code Compendium  (Ontario Fire Code)
Publisher: Orderline (Service Ontario Publication) , ISBN# 9781460652244

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Term Work         70% 
Final Exam         30%

Approved by: Sandra Noble