NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code®
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At the end of this training program attendees will be able to:
- Determine which codes are applicable to fire detection and alarm systems.
- Understand how building occupancy requirements affect your fire alarm system.
- Decide where you should and should not use detectors, and the installation requirements.
- Avoid the most common errors.
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- Why This Training Program
- Who Should Take This Training Program
- What You'll Learn
- Training Program Description
Why You should take this training program
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The NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm Code was updated in 2022.
Being up-to-date with basics of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® (NFPA 72) will help improve your fire alarm and signaling system’s reliability. Participants of this NFPA 72 training will learn the fundamentals of fire alarm systems, fire alarm equipment for dwelling units, initiating devices, emergency communication systems (including mass notification), and more.
Workers gain knowledge to ensure that your fire alarm system is working properly to achieve maximum reliability, safety and compliance.
This training program is frequently paired with the NICET I & II test-prep course for people seeking CEUs (Continuing Education Units) or to take the NICET Certification exams.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Contact HoursDownload Training Program PDF
Upon completion of this training program, the attendee will receive a certificate of completion. Please contact your state or local licensing agency to determine if this training program is accepted for Continuing Education recognition by the agency.
Who Should Take This Training Program
The NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm Code was updated in 2022. Any person who maintains, or is responsible for, fire alarm systems needs to make sure they understand how to stay in compliance. Such people will benefit from this practical hands-on fire alarm training.
People in the following positions typically participate in our NFPA 72 training:
- Fire Alarm Technicians and Contractors
- Facility Maintenance Technicians
- Building Engineers / Stationary Engineers
- Safety directors
- Facility Managers
What You'll Learn
The National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code training program includes classroom environment training, in addition to practical hands-on labs. If you bring us to Your House (i.e. if you bring us on-site) we can tailor the content to fit your needs.
Participants learn to identify various components of a typical fire alarm system, recognize differences in requirements between NFPA 72, ADA (ADAAG) and UFAS documents; and will be able to lay out a fire alarm system using basic components (i.e., manual alarm stations, alarm bells, detectors, etc.).
Topics covered during training include:
- What codes are standard
- Where you should and should not use detectors
- Fundamentals of fire alarm systems
- Fire warning equipment for dwelling units
- Protected premises fire alarm systems
- Supervising station fire alarm systems
- Initiating devices
- Inspection, testing, and maintenance
- Color tagging
Hands-On Lab Exercises
- Required battery supply calculations
- Battery charger sizing and recharge periods
- Voltage-drop calculations
- Sizing strobes in various room sizes
- Computing air changes for high air-movement areas
- Supervisory and alarm currents calculations
- Determining proper wire sizes for delivery of sufficient power to notification appliances
- Interpretation of NFPA 101 and 72
- Designing the layout of various case studies
- Wiring and testing systems, plus observing repetitive deficiencies
Training Program Description
Fundamentals of Fire Alarm Systems
- Terminology and definitions
- Purpose of Alarm Systems
- Current applicable codes
- Fire Alarm Reliably
- Circuit designations and repetitive deficiencies
- IDC, and NAC circuit installation requirements and pitfalls
- Coordination with other related systems
- Available signal transmission methods
- Classification of protective signaling systems
- SLC circuit installation requirements
- Requirements for the Primary (Main) Power Supply
- Requirements for the Backup Power Supply (Typically Batteries)
- Sizing of a Battery System
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance; Documentation
- Who is responsible for testing
- Required documentation and certification
- Proper testing techniques of initiating devices
- Required testing of notification appliances
- Testing of system wiring
System Design Principles
- Circuits and pathways
- Typical system designs
- Review of various types of detectors
- Principles of operation of the various automatic detectors
- Choosing the right detector for the right location
- Heat detector selection
- Environmental factors in smoke detection
- Smoke detection for air duct systems
- Detectors in high air movement areas
- Location requirements for components
- Location requirements for manual stations
- Location requirements for CO detectors
- NFPA and ADA requirements for notification appliances
- Notification appliance location with audible, visible and graphical requirements
HANDS ON LAB EXERCISES
- “As-built” point-to-point wiring schematics
- Device compatibility document
- Initiating device circuit
- Notification appliance circuit
- Signaling line circuit
- Smoke detector sensitivity test
- CO detector test
- Visual and functional tests
- Layout of a fire alarm system for an ambulatory care facility
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Training Program Pricing
3-Day Hands-On + Lecture: $1,795
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