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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection

By: Salvatore Messina, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection

This course provides a basic familiarity with the essentials of fire protection, and in particular, focused on sprinkler systems. The National Fire Protection Association Chapter 13 is the most followed guide for the installation of sprinklers. This course covers the essential thoughts and theories for the necessity of fire sprinkler protection, and how the building fuel load strongly influences the amount of required protection. It then discusses how best to meet that need using different components that make up a complete and operational fire protection system.

The course design gives a broad overview of fire protection and touches on many subjects without going to great in-depth levels. It is intended for engineers who need to interact with fire protection professionals, or facility maintenance engineers and management who desire a good working background knowledge of fire protection. It will not teach the complicated calculations and methodologies for designing fire protection systems. Forthcoming courses plan to address that topic in more detail.

228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Scott Graham
01/19/2019
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Good information presented well.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Carl Clayton
12/30/2018
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Great review of NFPA 13.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Maynard Robertson
12/15/2018
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Course provide a very good outline of basic requirements for sprinkler system. Information very well organized and easy to understand and follow.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Jeff
12/05/2018
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overall very nice course
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Mark Crawford
11/15/2018
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This course provides a good overview for those who have no familiarity with fire sprinkler systems.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Lawyer C Jolley
11/13/2018
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Good overview course. I would recommend to anyone wanting a high level understanding of Fire Protections Systems.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Peter Thomas Pupparo
11/09/2018
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enjoyed this course because it was very informative on the different types of systems, equipment and codes. Also, I am involved on a project where a gridded system is being installed.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Eric Bonn
11/05/2018
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I thought the level of information was appropriate and useful for providing a general overview on the subject. It appears the course materials have errors in listing where sprinklers are required as multiple categories have the same requirements.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Brian Blanche
11/02/2018
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Good refresher for fire protection fundamentals. The review of test answers (after grading) with supporting information was helpful. I learned several new "basics" and liked the final section on new requirements by state.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
gregory harrison
11/02/2018
a very good overview. I am a graduate FPE U of Md and was volunteer ff for decades. Question 23 should be deleted and replaced with Q that is understandable.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Frederick Burton
11/01/2018
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A good summary. Would have liked a few more definitions of apparatus and specifics on applications such as the extremes of low and high hazards
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Rod Leback
11/01/2018
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Well organized and presented. Good overview of the subject.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Claude Henderson
11/01/2018
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Good basic information. Highly recommend for engineers and/or others that are involved in building construction.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Rob Felty
10/30/2018
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Informative high level overview of fire protection.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
John Ross
10/30/2018
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The course met its stated objectives.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Peter Marshall
10/29/2018
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Comprehensive summary review of fire protection and sprinkler systems in commercial and residential buildings.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Jeffery Hadley
10/28/2018
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Regulations and system components well covered.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
CKN
10/27/2018
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I like the fact that you can review the material before you pay for the course. Special discounts on courses always help.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Russell Harbaugh
10/27/2018
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Course provided well defined examples of components, defined what and when standards apply, and clear background information. A well presented course.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Duane Sasges
10/27/2018
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Interesting
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Philip Perkins
07/18/2018
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Course is straightforward and easy to follow. Test questions fairly represent material. A couple of the questions require application of the course materials and common sense reasoning to get to the answer, rather than referring directly to course material. Would like to see a course covering basics of sprinkler system design and/or system failures
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Troy Nedderman
01/02/2018
Course was helpful and gave basic knowledge on Fire Protection Systems.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Tom Kenna
12/23/2017
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Good Refresher, plus some new concepts (to me anyway). As a mechanical engineer In the Air Force, I was the Base Fire Marshal at my last assignment, and went to a 40 hour in-residence course. That course 25 years ago, and spent a lot of time on aircraft crash rescue and fuel storage. This course brought back things I forgot I knew, and of course, had updated information. It did what continuing education is supposed to do.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Calvin Edson
08/08/2017
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Course was concise and well presented for such a broad subject.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Ace Sarich
07/12/2017
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Helpful course for understanding basic principles of fire protection.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
JAVIER TUCHMAN
06/16/2017
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I do not agree with answer for question # . . . In general course is well explained and detailed.
A portion of the review was omitted because it addressed specific test questions and answers.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Carl
05/05/2017
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Very informative for a novice like me. Some tricky questions, but that's OK. Don't agree with the answer to #6 . . .
A portion of the review was omitted because it addressed specific test questions and answers.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Gary
04/22/2017
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Very good overview of fire suppression systems. I could not find answers to some of the test questions in the course material. Was outside reading required?
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Scott Trainor
01/22/2017
The material was good, but some of the questions/answers in the test need work to make them clear, or less tricky.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Thomas Huskey
12/30/2016
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Having been in the Fire Sprinkler industry for over 40 years it was good to review the information and refresh my knowledge of how things work. It was informative and a good refresher for how the industry and the Codes should be applied. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
William Heyward
12/28/2016
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good overview of water based suppression systems.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Hill Wright
12/20/2016
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I think this provided good coverage of the subject. Some of the test questions really make you think hard about how to apply the concepts. I would like to have seen some more examples given in section 9 to summarize the materials as that would have been useful to look back on latter on. However, I did find the course valuable and appreciate the authors efforts in preparing the course.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Jeanell Morton
12/14/2016
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This subject is not in my typical line of work but the material was clear and understandable and I learned something.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Donald Morton
12/12/2016
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Interesting information about Fire Protection. I will be more observing when I enter all buildings in the future.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
12/10/2016
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Good overview. Presentation is clear and well organized. Level of technical content is appropriate for engineers who don't design fire protection systems but need to be aware of them.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Edgar Levy
12/05/2016
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Good coverage of basic knowledge.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Guillermo Martinez
12/04/2016
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A good course. I found questions without reference in the text.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Fred Infortunio
11/01/2016
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Very good refresher course for engineers who do not, regularly, use all of the aspects of fire sprinkler systems.
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228-What Every Engineer should know about Fore Protection
Thomas Tate
07/20/2016
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Good first step introduction to Fire Protection using sprinklers.
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228 - What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Warren M. Childress, PE
06/29/2016
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Excellent course and a great review of fire protection.
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Good quick introduction to Fire Sprinklers
Jim Ruggieri
06/28/2016
Sufficiently comprehensive to get the picture. Well written. Interesting topic with good takeaway knowledge to apply broadly, and a painless 3 PDH effort. Good work
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Name of the course says it all
Bill Pippine
06/26/2016
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I've been involved in construction and code for my entire career. This course DOES cover what Every Engineer Should Know About Fire (Sprinkler) systems. Would have made my life a lot easier if I took the course 15 years ago.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
JOSE M RAMIREZ
05/30/2016
Clear and Concise...to the point.
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228-What Every Engineer Should Know About Fire Protection
Michael Pace
03/01/2016
Good basic information on fire protection equipment and methods. Course document was clear and concise. Test questions reflected material presented, except for questions 13 and 23 which did not seem to have been covered in the material.
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Fire Protection
Gerald Grubesky
02/07/2016
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Very good course providing an overview of fire protection requirements. Would recommend it.
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Very Good Course....
SWW
12/21/2015
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Very good top level review of fire protection. Well written and interesting course.
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What every engineer should know about fire protection.
David Moreau
12/20/2015
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Perfect for my job as Project Manager and Construction Inspection.
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What Every Engineer should Know about Fire Protection
David Allen
12/17/2015
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I found this course to be informative for a non-fire protection engineer. It provides some background on why certain methodologies are use.
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Mark Williams, PE, SE
12/15/2015
As Codes get more specific with respect to occupancy, it becomes more important that structural engineers understand the impact with respect to fire codes. This course accomplishes that. Very well presented.
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Good course for basic knowledge of FP
mbrooks
12/07/2015
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Overall, the course gives some good general knowledge of various types of systems, general requirements, and special circumstances that require vigilance. A couple of the test questions were poorly worded, but the rest were easily answered with the material provided. Can be completed in a "reasonable" time period.
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Price: $23.95
Special Price Expires: 1/25/2019
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Course Code: 100256-01
Course PDH Hours: 3
Engineering Course Approvals
  • This course is accepted for engineering continuing education credit in all states.
  • Ohio rules allow only 6-hours of unsupervised online courses such as this course per license renewal period

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