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Authorities and Requirements
Authorities and Requirements

This self-paced online course covers the authorities that will issue requirements that may impact fire alarm system design. It also discusses basic power and electrical requirements for fire alarm systems.



Students will learn to:



  • Explain the function of the Insurance Services Office

  • Explain why jurisdictional requirements exist

  • List the organizations that may have an impact on fire alarm system design

  • Define key terms like Authority Having Jurisdiction, approve, and highly protected risk

  • Explain the purpose of a fire alarm system specification

  • Explain the purpose of the National Electrical Code

  • Explain the importance of Article 760 of the National Electrical Code

  • Explain primary and secondary power supplies for fire alarm systems

  • Explain the basic requirements for batteries as part of the fire alarm system



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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the authorities that issue requirements that may impact fire alarm system design.

Remote Station and Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems
Remote Station and Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems

This self-paced online course covers the requirements for remote station, protected premises and combination fire alarm systems. Protected premises systems operate inside the walls of the property, not transmitting signals to a central alarm point, either on the property or off premises. Remote stations deal with the transmission and receipt of signals at a site not located on the protected premises.



Students will learn to:



  • Explain why fire alarm systems do not control other building functions, such as time clocks and elevator movement

  • List the three basic components of a protected premises fire alarm system

  • Define key terms, including building fire alarm system, dedicated function fire alarm system, releasing fire alarm system, Initiating device circuit, signaling line circuit, notification appliance circuit, and dedicated leased line

  • List typical locations used as a remote station

  • Explain the staffing requirements for remote stations

  • List the signal precedence for fire alarm system signals


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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the requirements for remote station, protected premises and combination fire alarm systems.

Commissioning Fire Alarm Systems
Commissioning Fire Alarm Systems

This self-paced online course covers the requirements for commissioning a fire alarm system. Commissioning a fire alarm is much more than the initial testing when the system is new.



Students will learn to:



  • Understand the primary objectives that a fire alarm system will be designed to meet

  • Understand why design drawings and system specifications need to be provided for all fire alarm systems

  • List the items required for a proper fire alarm system commissioning process

  • Explain why a thorough inspection of the system is required prior to any testing

  • Define key terms, including acceptance test, re-acceptance test, design drawings, and system specifications

  • Explain when a fire alarm system is considered commissioned

  • List the people or parties who are stakeholders fire alarm system commissioning

  • Explain the purpose of a test plan and list the items that a test plan should include

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers the requirements for commissioning a fire alarm system.

Fire Alarm Inspection and Maintenance
Fire Alarm Inspection and Maintenance

This self-paced online course covers responsibility for the elements of system inspection and maintenance programs, and what it takes to put these in place. Once a properly designed system is installed, inspection, testing and maintenance programs will dictate how well the system continues to meet its intended goals.



Students will learn to:



  • Describe the owner\'s responsibility for the fire alarm system, with regard to inspection; maintenance; impairment notification; inspection, testing and maintenance notification; and alarm system contracting for inspection, testing and maintenance services

  • Understand why inspections are critical to a fire alarm system

  • Explain the basic requirements for maintenance of a fire alarm system

  • Explain the periodic inspection requirements for fire alarm control units, batteries, initiating devices, notification appliances, and signal transmission equipment

  • Explain the items that should be considered during an inspection of fire alarm system equipment

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0.10 CEUCertificate$ 39
Detailed Description

This self-paced online course covers responsibility for the elements of system inspection and maintenance programs.