Summary: This textbook matches the course outline and objectives identified by the FESHE committee for the Fire Protection Systems core course.
Fire detection and suppression systems include various privately owned devices and equipment that have been installed or located within or about a property to deal with the outbreak of fire. The purpose of these systems is to provide a means by which fires may be prevented or attacked in their incipient phase and/or controlled ...show moreuntil public fire protection can arrive. Employees who are trained to use these devices or equipment are a critical first step in controlling fires.
This third edition of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems (earlier edition was titled Private Fire Protection and Detection) is designed to provide up-to-date information on fire detection and suppression systems. This manual is intended to familiarize fire service and other interested personnel with hazard recognition, extinguishing agents, detection and alarm systems, fixed extinguishing systems, portable extinguishers, fire behavior, and water supplies for extinguishing systems.
It is aimed at municipal firefighters, industrial fire protection personnel, and all others seeking additional information in this area. ...show less
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