The purpose of Fire Protection, Detection and Suppression Systems, Fifth Edition, is to familiarize fire service members and other interested personnel with the components, design, maintenance, operation, testing, and inspection of common fire protection, detection, and suppression systems. This manual is not intended to substitute for training as a fire inspector or for personnel who design, maintain, and inspect such systems; however, it can serve as a valuable resource for personnel engaged in these activities. The audience for this manual includes:
Fire service personnel
Industrial fire protection personnel
Building construction personnel
All others seeking information on fire protection, detection, and suppression systems
The scope of this manual is to provide up-to-date information on fire protection, detection, and suppression systems. The manual is written based upon the current course objectives, outcomes, and outline for the associate’s level course Fire Protection Systems as described in the Fire and Emergency Services for Higher Education (FESHE) core curriculum.