Fire Protection Systems

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-08
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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A practical understanding of fire protection systems is essential to effective management of a fire scene. Fire Protection Systems focuses on the operational characteristics and abilities of different types of systems and equipment that are used during fire department operations to access a water source, apply a suppression agent to control a particular type of fire, provide information concerning the location of a fire, and more. Systematic, easy-to-understand coverage thoroughly explores various types of active fire protection systems and components, how they operate, and the requirements for installation, making this a valuable learning tool for firefighters and a handy resource for design professionals.

Author Biography

A. Maurice Jones, Jr. is the Supervisory Fire Protection Engineer for the Alexandria Fire and EMS Department's Code Enforcement Bureau, Fire Protection Systems Unit in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Establishing the Relationship Between Fire Behavior, The Model Codes, and Fire Protection Systems
The Basics of Fire Behavior
Fire Protection Systems and the Mode Code Process
Water-Based Fire Protection Systems
Water Supplies for Fire Protection Systems
Standpipe Systems
Fire Sprinkler Systems Basics
Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems
Fire Alarm System Components and Functions
Types of Fire Systems
Fire Suppression Systems
Wet and Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems
Gaseous Extinguishing Systems Chapter Eleven - Portable Fire Extinguishers
Control and Management Systems
Smoke Management and Control Systems
Egress Control
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