030-0505 – Fire-Fighting Equipment Fundamentals (ZTP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Fire Protection
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Ondřej Zavila, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
030-0505/01 2004/2005 5
030-0505/02 2002/2003 5
030-0505/03 2017/2018 5

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main point of the subject is to introduce basic terminology, principles and way of use of chosen fire protection technical equipment. It covers the field of basic fire protection armatures, breathing apparatuses, detectors, protective clothes, fire tracks, fire-fighting aircrafts, fire pumps and fire extinguishers.

Teaching methods

Project work


Students will get an overview of basic terminology, principles and way of use of chosen technical eyuipment of fire protection. All topics will be presented by spoken word with a support of electronic presentation, illustrative pictures and videos. Spoken presentation will also be completed by original fire protection technical equipment exhibits.

Compulsory literature:

ARTHUR E. COTE, Arthur E.editor-in-chief, John R.Jr JOHN R. HALL, Robert E.associate editor; Pamela A ROBERT E. SOLOMON a Casey C.associate editor CASEY C. GRANT. Fire protection handbook. 20th ed. Quincy, Mass: National Fire Protection Association, 2008. ISBN 08-776-5758-0. Fundamentals of fire fighter skills. 03. vyd. S.l.: Jones And Bartlett Publis, 2013. ISBN 978-128-4059-656.

Recommended literature:

GRIMWOOD, Paul. 3d fire fighting: training, techniques, and tactics. 1st ed. Stillwater, OK: Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University, 2005, xv, 434 p. ISBN 08-793-9258-4.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.