Fire Alarm Training

Fire Alarm Training

Our 2-Day Fire Alarm Training course goes well beyond the recitation of Codes and Standards. We examine the purpose and specific application of the different codes and standards that regulate the industry. Avoid installation errors, failed inspections and false alarms!

Electricity Forums Training Institute’s (EFTI) Fire Alarm Training Course qualifies for four (4) hours of CFAA Technician Renewal Credits (Category 5 Course), as per the CFAA website at http://www.cfaa.ca/cecreditform.aspx). To earn these credits, you must submit the EFTI Certificate of Completion, along with the course outline and the training schedule to the CFAA.

Our Fire Alarm Training course goes well beyond the recitation of Codes and Standards. Complete with 8 Interactive Workshops on fire alarm protection systems that examine the purpose and specific application of the different codes and standards that regulate the industry. Avoid installation errors, failed inspections and false alarms! This interactive course maximizes its impact through dynamic curriculum and a learning environment that encourages discussions with other course attendees. Workshops are taught by a recognized and experienced fire protection professional who understands today’s changing safety dynamics.

You’ll bring your knowledge up-to-code with in-depth instruction that focuses on the correct design, installation, testing, and use of fire alarm and signaling systems.

Technical workshops and exercises are based on the types of challenges you encounter in the field, so you’ll leave with a wealth of practical tips, insights, and solutions you can immediately implement back on the job. This course will review the types of fire alarm systems, their selection and their applications for structures and processes. It will also cover special systems designed to prevent costly, life-threatening industrial fires and/or explosions.

 

Upon completion, students will understand:

  • Current Industry Standards
  • Code Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Design, Budgeting, Installation and Verification
  • Inspection, Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Detection
  • Alarm Signaling and Monitoring
  • Suppression
  • Evacuation
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Emergency Backup and Generators

 

Students will also be able to:

  • Navigate through the relevant codes to find required compliance
  • Review key changes in industry standards and codes new to fire alarm systems
  • Identify the key elements of all phases of a fire alarm system's life
  • Identify the stakeholders at different stages of a fire alarm system's life
  • Recognize the function of major fire alarm system components
  • Locate and apply key fire detection requirements for emergency control functions such as door control and elevator recall, security access/egress and offsite monitoring
  • Calculate the required spacing and determine the correct placement of fire detection and signalling devices

 

WHO should attend

Fire System and Electrical installation, testing and maintenance personnel, electrical contractors, facility managers, physical plant directors, fire and building inspectors in municipal, provincial and federal governments, service personnel, owners, plant managers and/or property managers for housing authorities, industrial, commercial and institutional properties.

 

Students receive

  • FREE 100-Page Digital Digital Handbook (Value $20)
  • $100 Coupon Toward Any Future Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $25.00)
  • Course Materials In Paper Format

 

 

Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems - Design, Installation, Testing and Maintenance

Course Instructor:
Frank Kurz, Executive Director of the Fire Protection Technicians Network.

Frank is Chair of the ULC Working Groups responsible for developing both the Verification and Inspection Standards for Canada and is a committee member of the following standards: CAN/ULC-S561, CAN/ULC-S524, and CAN/ULC-S1001.

 

DAY ONE

 

CANADIAN BUILDING CODE

  • Fire alarm minimum requirements Classification of buildings
  • Requirements for high rise buildings

 

GOVERNING DOCUMENTS

  • CODES AND STANDARDS
  • CAN/ULC-S524-06 STANDARD
  • CEC

 

DESIGN DOCUMENTS

  • Plans and Specifications
  • Riser drawing
  • Criteria for system acceptability

 

WORKSHOP 1: ELEMENTS OF DESIGN AND INSTALLATION AFFECTING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS

  • CAN/ULC -S524, CEC, & NBC Building Code Requirements
  • “Good Engineering Practice”
  • Layout
  • Manual Initiating Devices
  • Automatic Initiating Devices
  • Supervision
  • Addressable versus Conventional
  • Zoning & Annunciation

 

AUTOMATIC INITIATING DEVICES

  • TYPES
  • SMOKE
  • BEAM
  • HEAT
  • AIR SAMPLING
  • FIRE SIGNATURE
  • HEAT
  • INSTALLATION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

 

WORKSHOP 2: SIGNALLING DEVICE INSTALLATION

  • Audible & Visible Signal Appliances
  • Sound Principals
  • Audibility
  • Intelligibility
  • Candela
  • Specific Applications & Design Criteria
  • Mass Notification
  • Building Owners/Management Responsibilities

 

WORKSHOP 3: CONTROL PANELS

  • Supervision
  • Signalling Stages
  • Class A Circuits
  • Class B Circuits
  • Hybrid Circuits
  • Data Communication Loops
  • Power Buss Risers
  • Conventional Systems
  • Addressable Systems
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Zoning
  • Building Systems Integration – Elevator
  • Recall, Dampers, Fan & Smoke Control
  • Power Supply Requirements (Primary & Emergency) – Batteries, UPS’s, & Generators

 

WORKSHOP 4: OPEN SESSION AND GROUP DISCUSSION

  • New Installations
  • Upgrades
  • Retrofits
  • Replacement of Components
  • Replacement of Control Equipment
  • Replacement of Field Devices

 

DAY TWO

 

Review of Day One Workshops & Questions
 

NETWORKED SYSTEMS

  • Transponders
  • Networking Methods
  • Large Scale Networks
  • Style “A”
  • Style “B”
  • Style “C”
  • Isolators

 

SPRINKLERS

  • Alarm Devices
  • Supervisory Devices
  • Zoning

 

COMMAND AND CONTROL FACILITY

  • Requirements
  • Remote Monitoring Requirements
  • CAN/ULC-S561
  • Building Code Requirements

 

WORKSHOP 5: SYSTEM TROUBLESHOOTING

  • Ground Faults
  • Power Supply Faults
  • Supervision Faults
  • End – of – Line Devices

 

WORKSHOP 6: VERIFICATION & COMMISSIONING, PERIODIC TESTING REQUIREMENTS AND THE FIRE CODE

  • Building Code Requirements
  • CAN/ULC-S537 Appendix “C”
  • CAN/ULC-S1001 Report
  • Fire Code Requirements
  • CAN/ULC-S536 Appendix “E”
  • Daily Testing
  • Monthly Testing
  • Documentation & Forms

 

WORKSHOP 7: DEVELOPING A PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

  • Implementing a Fire Safety Plan

 

COURSE REVIEW AND QUESTIONS

 

COURSE TIMETABLE

Both days:

Start: 8:00 a.m.
Coffee Break: 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 12:00 noon
Restart: 1:15 p.m.
Finish: 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Registration Fees & CEU Credits

The registration fee to attend this training course is $799 + GST/HST.

Register and prepay 14 days before forum date and receive an early bird registration fee of $749 + GST/HST

Register 3 delegates at full price $799, and get a 4th registration FREE!

Earn Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits

Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.

EIC

CEUs are granted by the Engineering Institute of Canada. One CEU is equivalent to 10 professional development hours of instruction.

This course earns 1.4 CEUs.

Course Locations

May 28-29 , 2018

Sandman Signature Vancouver Hotel & Resort

10251 ST. Edwards Drive
Richmond, BC
604-278-9611

May 31-1 June,2018

Sawridge Inn Edmonton South

4235 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, AB
438-1222

June 4-5 , 2018

Holiday Inn Calgary Airport

1250 McKinnon Drive
Calgary, AB
403-230-1999

June 7-8 , 2018

Sandman Airport Hotel

310 Circle Dr
Saskatoon, SK
306-477-4844

June 11-12 , 2018

Sandman Hotel & Suites Winnipeg Airport

1750 Sargent Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
204-775-7263

June 18-19 , 2018

Hampton Inn and Suites Toronto Airport

3279 Caroga Drive
Mississauga, ON
905-671-4730

June 21-22 , 2018

Comfort Inn St. John's Airport

106 Airport Road
St. John's, NL
709-726-3408

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On-Site Training Available

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