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Fire Alarm Code
NFPA 72 (Fire Alarm Code Design & Installation)
Inspection, Testing & Maintenance of
Fire Alarm Systems
November 12-16, 2011
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Conference Issues:
Upon completion you should be able to:
Global Threats and lessons from Past Emergencies
Conducting Premise Risk Agreement
Providing Means of Escape
Fire Engineering Solution in Modern Buildings
The Hidden Risk
The Future Alarm Communication for Life Safety
Crisis Planning
Managing Emergencies in a Media Village.
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Navigate the new NFPA 72 format to fnd needed code provisions
Review key changes in the 2010 edition of NFPA 72 including new chapters on circuits
and pathways and emergency control functions and interfaces
Use key NFPA 72 defnitions to help interpret specifc code requirements
Identify the key elements of all phases of a fre alarm systems life
Identify the stakeholders at different stages of a fre alarm systems life
Recognize the function of major fre alarm system components
Locate and apply key fre detection requirements for emergency control functions such
as door control and elevator recall
Calculate the required spacing and determine the correct placement of fre detection
devices for both protected premises fre alarm systems and for single- and multiple
station alarms and household fre alarm systems
2010 NFPA 72

National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code 3-day Seminar


Upon completion you should be able to:
Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fre alarm
systems, including: architects, designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors,
technicians, project managers, and fre marshals
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Determine how frequently visual inspections should be made to ensure that there are
no changes affecting equipment performance
Use appropriate methods to test fre alarm system devices and components, and
determine how frequently to conduct each test
Recognize the importance of acceptance testing, and determine when modifcations
or repairs create the need for reacceptance testing
List the key elements of a successful fre alarm system inspection, testing, and
maintenance program to achieve fre protection objectives for any facility
Apply the requirements of Chapter 14 of the 2010 NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and
Signaling Code, with confdence
Analyze the effectiveness and implementation of the inspection, testing, and
maintenance of a fre alarm system.
2010 NFPA 72
Who Will Beneft?
Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Fire Alarms
SEMINARS
National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code On-Site Seminar From
NFPA

This seminar covers the key aspects of the design, installation and basic maintenance of
protective signaling
systems. This interactive program uses lecture and group activities to mirror the NFPA
72 code format and teaches
you how the new code differs from the previous standards.
Explaining basic fre behavior
Identifying the differences between fre protection and fre detection and alarm
Listing the different parties that have an interest in the planning, design, approval,
installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and use of a signaling system
Determining who is responsible for planning, design, approval, installation, inspection,
testing, maintenance and use of a signaling system
Explaining the relationship between building codes, fre codes, elevator codes,
mechanical codes, NFPA codes, UL/FM standards
Reviewing the organization and key terms used in NFPA 72
Recognize the differences between a fre alarm system, emergency voice alarm
communication system and a mass notifcation system
Identifying the components used to create a fre detection and alarm system
Explaining the difference between a protected premise fre alarm system, a household
fre alarm system and a supervising station fre alarm system Explaining the differences
between a dedicated function fre alarm control unit and releasing service fre alarm
control unit and how they differ from other systems
Recognizing how the basic components of an initiating device works
Identifying how initiating devices are used in a design, how it is installed and how it is
inspected, tested, maintained and used
Listing the advantages and disadvantages of each type of fre detector-including life
cycle costs
Choosing the spacing and location of fre detectors by using f re alarm system design
plans
Determining the frequency of visual inspection and testing of the various components
of a fre alarm system by using the appropriate tables
Testing the most common components of a f re alarm system by using the appropriate
table
Identifying the unique challenge of f re detection in high ceiling spaces
Smoke alarms for different residential applications
Module 1
Module 2
Fire Alarm System Basics
Initiating Devices
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Relating how the basic components of a notifcation device works
Identifying how notifcation devices are used in a design, how it is installed and how it
is inspected, tested, maintained and used
Public mode notifcation vs. private mode notifcation
Spacing and location of notif cation appliances
Determining the frequency of visual inspection
Identifying life cycle costs and how it affects decisions about types of equipment and
systems
Determining how intelligibility is different than simple audibility
Defning narrow band signaling and where it may be warranted
Recognizing circumstances where occupant notifcation may be desired in stairs and
elevators
Determining how the basic components of a control unit device works
Identifying how control unit devices are used in a design, how it is installed and how
it is inspected, tested, maintained and used
Identifying power supply requirements for f re alarm systems
Determining the differences between conventional, addressable and analog
addressable components
Determining the frequency of visual inspection and testing of control units
How to perform standby battery calculations
Applying requirements for class A wiring separation
Explaining wiring how system wiring is designed, installed, inspected, tested and
maintained
Determining how and why to perform standby battery calculations, loop resistance
calculations and voltage drop calculations
Discussing circuits, pathways, and new class designations
Explaining how to interface a fre alarm system in order to perform building fre safety
functions, elevator recall, elevator shutdown, and HVAC door release
Explaining the specifc requirements and coordination derived from all applicable
codes and standards for elevator recall and power shutdown
Discussing the intent behind changes in requirements for smoke detectors in close
proximity to a specifc object or space
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Module 6
Occupant Notifcation
Control Units
Circuits and Wiring
Emergency Control Functions and Interfaces
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Explaining the basics of off premise signaling systems
Identifying the different types of supervising station f re alarm systems and how they
are commonly used
Demonstrating how to determine the frequency of visual inspection and testing of the
various components of a fre alarm system by using the appropriate tables
Testing off premise signaling
Defning how an evacuation zone can be comprised of several notifcation zones and
that a notifcation zone may require several notif cation appliance circuits
Identifying various types of qualifcations for persons who plan various types of
equipment or systems
Identifying various types of qualifcations for persons reviewing plans of fre detection
and alarm systems
Recognizing the primary reasons submittals are rejected
Discussing the documentation requirements for new and existing systems
Determining who is involved in the acceptance test and commissioning
Identifying the necessary certif cates for sprinkler system approval
Testing the most common components of a fre alarm system
Discussing various types of qualifcations for persons who plan, design , install,
inspect, test or maintain various types of equipment or systems
Establishing an inspection, testing, and maintenance program
Module 7
Module 8
Module 9
Module 10
Module 11
Off-Premises Signaling
Planning and Design of Fire Detection and Alarm
Systems
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Plan Review
Accepting and Commissioning Fire Detection and
Alarm Systems
Using and Living with Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
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Inspection Testing and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems
This seminar, based on the 2010 edition of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code,
helps assure long-term operational reliability and dependability of f re alarm systems
by emphasizing a rigorous inspection, testing and maintenance program. Participants in
this class use interactive learning sessions to help dissect the National Fire Alarm and
Signaling Codes requirements relating to inspection, testing and maintenance practices.
NFPA 72 organization and the application of Chapter 14
Discuss responsibilities, qualif cations, who should be notifed
Determine what documentation is required
Establishing an ITM program. Planning, goals, and management
Key defnitions for inspection, testing and maintenance of fre alarm systems
Determining visual inspection requirements of fre alarm systems
Defning frequency of visual inspections for fre alarm systems
Defning fre alarm system testing and methods, including reacceptance testing
Testing requirements for Control Equipment
Testing requirements for engine driven generators
Testing requirements for secondary power supply
Testing requirements for uninterruptible power supplies
Testing requirements for batteries (Primary, Lead-acid, Ni-Cad, Sealed Lead-Acid)
Identifying the requirements for public fre reporting systems
Defning control unit signals
Testing requirement for trouble signals
Testing requirements for control unit signals
Testing requirements for remote annunciators
Testing requirements for metallic and non metallic conductors
Testing requirements for fre alarm circuits
Testing requirements for fre alarm initiating devices
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Introduction and General Requirements
Inspection Requirements
Testing and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems
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Testing requirements for fre alarm notifcation appliances
Testing requirements for special hazard equipment
Testing requirements for supervising station fre alarm systems
Testing requirements for fre emergency communications equipment
Testing requirements for fre alarm interface equipment
Determining special procedures
Testing requirements for wireless or low power radio fre alarm systems
Determining testing frequency for various fre alarm systems
Determining maintenance frequency of fre alarm systems
Explaining the importance of correct record keeping for fre alarm systems
A walk through of what to look for during an inspection
Module 4
Virtual Inspection
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SEMINARS
Merton Bunker is the president of Merton
Bunker & Associates in Stafford, VA. Merton
is a registered professional engineer, is a
certifed fre and explosion investigator,
and a certifed master electrical inspector.
Merton has over 25 years of engineering
experience, including seven years at
the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA), where he served as the staff
liaison for NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm
and Signaling Code and NFPA 70, National
Electrical Code.
Merton is the Chair of the Technical Committee on Protected Premises
Signaling Systems, a principal member of the National Electrical Code
Technical Correlating Committee (NEC), the Technical Committee on Air
Conditioning Systems, and a former principal of the Technical Committee
on Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems. Merton is
also a member of the Stafford (VA) County Fire and Rescue Department,
and continues to teach fre protection related classes for IMSA, NSCA,
NFPA, NJATC and several fre departments.
Merton has authored dozens of technical publications, including the
National Fire Alarm Code Handbook, NFPA Pocket Guide to Fire Alarm
Systems, Scientifc American, and other trade publications.
SEMINAR SPEAKER
SPEAKER
Mr. Merton Bunker