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Fire Protection, Detection, and Suppression

Product Code/ISBN: 9780879395995

The purpose of this manual is to become familiar with the different components and designs that are commonly found in fire protection, detection, and suppression systems.  The guide will cover the maintenance, operations, testing and inspection of these devices as to help familiarize yourself with the systems and how you can better yourself as an employee and worker.  The essential guide is not designed to be a substitute for training however, but more so an addition to the training given in your position and something to further enhance your work field. 


This is a precious handbook that can be essential for fire service industry workers, industrial fire protection employees, building constructors, college students, and anyone else who is looking for information in fire protection systems.  The manual is based on the Fire Protection Systems associate’s level course found in the Fire and Emergency Services for Higher Education (FESHE) curriculum.  The information is assured to be up-to-date and will help you in your next project! With over 250 pages of pure information to help you out you won’t regret picking up a copy of this must-have guide!

Table of Contents

  1. Overview of Fire Detection and Suppression Systems
  2. Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  3. Smoke Management Systems
  4. Water Supply Systems
  5. Fire Pumps
  6. Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  7. Standpipe and Hose Systems
  8. Special Extinguishing Systems
  9. Portable Fire Extinguishers

About the publisher: IFSTA is headquartered at Oklahoma State University.  They work in partnership with Fire Protection Publications.  Together their mission is to bring to light different training materials and programs to help those who work with fire or in fire related emergencies progress past their training and keep serving the communities the best they can.  They produce everything from training manuals to putting on training conferences.