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The "Fire Protection Systems” course is a self-paced online fire course that provides 45 hours (CEUs) toward Florida Firesafety Inspector certificate renewal. This course is one of the eight mandatory courses for the Florida Fire Officer I certification and one of the five mandatory courses for the Florida Firesafety Inspector I certification.

The Fire Protection Systems course (FFP1540, BFST1540, ATPC1540) complies with the Job Performance Requirements established by NFPA 1021 and NFPA 1031. The course will familiarize students with the various types of Private Fire Protection and Detection Systems in common use, including:

  • Sprinkler and standpipe systems

  • Chemical extinguishing systems

  • Detection systems and devices

This course will also cover the call for, composition, construction, preventive maintenance, and characteristic uses of each type of system.


*All courses include the publisher's e-Book and access code. 

Fire Protection Systems 1

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Develop a clear understanding of fire behavior and how it relates to detection and extinguishments

    • Recognize the process involved in developing codes and how they relate to fire protection

    • Comprehend the water supply apparatus in a fire protection system

    • Understand the components of standpipe fire protection systems and the related hose systems and with the codes governing their installation and use

    • Recognize the components of automatic fire sprinkler systems and with the codes governing their installation and use

    • Comprehend the components of specialized water-based fire protection systems and with the codes governing their installation and use

    • Understand the components of fire alarm systems and know what each component does

    • Be able to identify requirements for the different types of detection and alarm systems

    • Recognize, and be able to compare, the components in dry and wet chemical extinguishing systems

    • Understand gaseous agent extinguishing systems

    • Comprehend the available types of portable fire extinguishers, how and when they’re used, and how they are operated

    • Recognize and understand the reasons for smoke management and control systems in relation to life safety

    • Understand how emergency response, property security, and fire protection systems interact as well as their relationship with each other

    • Recognize current and new technologies around fire protection systems.

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