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Introduction to Fire Protection SystemsAIA HSW

Lawrence J. Marchetti, P.E.

The Introduction to Fire Protection Systems Course is designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the basics of combustion; codes and standards related to fire protection; a discussion of water based fire extinguishing systems focusing on sprinkler systems; a discussion of non-water based and special application fire suppression systems; and concludes with a discussion of various fire detectors.

The course is divided into five (5) modules that can be studied in any desired sequence. Each module concludes with a quiz to reinforce student comprehension of the material. A sixth module is provided with a list of internet resources which can be used by the student to reinforce the material presented.

This course includes a True-False quiz at the end.

This course is registered with AIA/CES as a continuing education course for architects, and qualifies for Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) credits. Courses registered with AIA/CES are acceptable to all state licensing boards for architects.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.