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Learning Units (Hours)
Thomas Mason, P.E.
This three hour course discusses the concepts, equipment selection and graphic representation of typical life-safety fire alarm systems for stores, churches, apartment houses, schools, institutions and factories, except high-hazard. The key principles are the basic guidelines of the Fire Alarm Code (NFPA 72-2007) for normal applications and some warning in cases that require special attention. This course does not replace a NICET certificate or a PE license. The course does not address residential fire alarms.
The revision for the 2007 Code includes shared notification for toxic, weather natural disaster and terrorist hazards. New technology has been approved, including CCTV based systems, which are discussed in some detail. Characteristics of a smoke plume and ceiling jet are discussed to aid understanding of detector placement rules.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.