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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:

  • College students
  • 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.


  1. Overview of Fire Protection, Detection, and Suppression Systems

  2. Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

  3. Water Supply Systems

  4. Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems

  5. Standpipe and Hose Systems

  6. Fire Pumps

  7. Non-Water-Based Fire Suppression Systems

  8. Smoke Management Systems

  9. Portable Fire Extinguishers

Product specifications

Printed version specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-599-5

Pages: 290

E-book specs

ISBN: 978-0-87939-601-5

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Publication No. FR36536
Price $75 to $85