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.
Why Instructor-Led Training is Best
Instructor-led training offers you a better experience than online or webinar training because we’ll challenge you with problem-solving exercises as you work through learning modules and actively participate in group discussions. We’ll show you how to do it RIGHT!
Do you know the most common mistakes seen in the field? Do you know how to avoid making them?
Many installers aren’t aware that there are requirements for mounting heights for devices and for their interconnections that actually supersede the manufacturer’s instructions. Don’t have your installation rejected by the Verifier or the local jurisdictional authority!
What is the correct method for choosing an automatic fire detector? Why would you not use a smoke detector in a given situation? Do you know which detector is correct for your application? Multi-criteria, or single technology? Yes, it matters! Find out why.
Do you ponder the drawings you’re given and wonder how to correctly wire the system? Save yourself the embarrassment of having to go back and fix it after your installation has failed. It’s YOUR job to know proper installation and design techniques – mistakes are costly both in terms of time and money. There is nothing worse than having someone come along and tell you that you’ve just spent 4 days doing it wrong. Know what YOU are doing and help mentor others. Take this class, ground yourself with the knowledge and skills you need to positively contribute to your project’s success. Become your community’s Life Safety Systems Go-To expert.
Do you feel competent in speaking to the installer/engineer/designer/AHJ about your project when there’s something in the plans and specs that just doesn’t seem right or may actually be missing? While it’s not exactly rocket-science, our course will help you identify the elements your project requires and will help you leverage new technologies and concepts to succeed. Be confident, assertive, and let your employer see how you saved the day! In these tight-money times, the last thing you want is to be responsible for costly delays, or, worse . . . losing a job through your incompetence.
At the end of this intensive two-day course, you’ll be able to directly use the knowledge and skills you’ll have acquired. This course will push you to a new level of confidence you will feel on a DAILY basis.
Upon completion, students will understand:
Students will also be able to:
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.
Fire Alarm and Signaling Systems - Design, Installation, Testing and Maintenance
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.
CANADIAN BUILDING CODE
WORKSHOP 1: ELEMENTS OF DESIGN AND INSTALLATION AFFECTING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS
AUTOMATIC INITIATING DEVICES
WORKSHOP 2: SIGNALLING DEVICE INSTALLATION
WORKSHOP 3: CONTROL PANELS
WORKSHOP 4: OPEN SESSION AND GROUP DISCUSSION
Review of Day One Workshops & Questions
COMMAND AND CONTROL FACILITY
WORKSHOP 5: SYSTEM TROUBLESHOOTING
WORKSHOP 6: VERIFICATION & COMMISSIONING, PERIODIC TESTING REQUIREMENTS AND THE FIRE CODE
WORKSHOP 7: DEVELOPING A PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
COURSE REVIEW AND QUESTIONS
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.
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!
Successful completion of this course qualifies delegates to receive a certificate of course completion with indicated CEUs.
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.