An Introduction to the National Fire Alarm Code (WEBINAR)

Course Number: M-2065WN
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Jesse Miller, CET
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Type: Live Interactive Webinar
Price: $119.90
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In An Introduction to the National Fire Alarm Code , you'll learn ...

  • The basic components of fire alarm systems
  • The codes and standards that govern fire protection
  • Specific functions and performance aspects of the various fire alarm components and systems
  • How to inspect, test, and maintain fire alarm systems


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This webinar explains the National Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72) as it relates to minimum levels of required performance, design criteria for fire alarm systems (based upon building occupancy), fire alarm system components, system essentials, testing, maintenance, and system acceptance.

Participants in this live, interactive webinar will learn how to interpret the National Fire Alarm Code and determine its applicability and retroactivity.

We will take a thorough look at the application, installation, performance, and maintenance of fire alarm systems and their components. Special attention will be given to the different types of fire alarm system components, such as initiating devices, notification devices, annunciation panels, fire alarm control units (FACP), and system wiring requirements.

We will also discuss power supplies, mechanical protection, secondary power supply requirements, and calculating system capacities.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • The different types of fire alarm systems
  • Relevant codes, standards, and publications for fire alarm systems
  • Fire alarm system components
  • How to calculate system capacity and secondary power supply requirements
  • Wiring requirements for signaling line circuits (SLC) and initiating device circuits (IDC)
  • How to determine which type of initiation device is best suited for a particular building location
  • Requirements for the installation of an annunciation panel
  • Inspection, testing, and maintenance requirements
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Webinars earn PDH credits for engineers in all states, unless otherwise stated in the literature for a specific webinar. For more details, check your state requirements.

ATTENTION NEW YORK, WISCONSIN AND IOWA ENGINEERS: Your states specifically require a certain number of "live" credit hours as a part of your PDH requirement. This webinar is provided by Decatur Professional Development, LLC and has been accepted by the New York State Board to fulfill this requirement. This webinars also meets the "live training" requirements of the Wisconsin and Iowa Boards.

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