Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
A. Maurice Jones, Jr. is previously worked in the Virginia Fire Marshall's office.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE - ESTABLISHING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FIRE BEHAVIOR, THE MODEL CODES, AND FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS. 1. Basics of Fire Behavior. 2. Fire Protection Systems and the Model Code Process. SECTION TWO - WATER-BASED FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS. 3. Water Supplies for Fire Protection Systems. 4. Standpipe and Hose Systems. 5. Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems. 6. Specialized Water-Based Fire Protection Systems. SECTION THREE - FIRE ALARM AND DETECTION SYSTEMS. 7. Fire Alarm System Components and Functions. 8. Types of Fire Alarm and Detection Systems. SECTION FOUR - FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS AND AGENTS. 9. Wet and Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems. 10. Gaseous Agent Extinguishing Systems. 11. Portable Fire Extinguishers. SECTION FIVE - CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS, PROPERTY SECURITY AND FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS/EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. 12. Smoke Control and Management Systems. 13. Property Security, Emergency Response and Fire Protection Systems. 14. Emerging Technologies.