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NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code® with NICET I & II

$2499

Hands-On

5 Days

4 CEU

At the end of this seminar students will be able to:

  1. The basics of the National Fire Alarm Code® (NFPA 72)
  2. Codes that require fire detection and alarm systems
  3. Operation of automatic fire detectors
  4. Typical system designs, capabilities and limitations
  5. Troubleshooting techniques
  • Why You should take this seminar

    This is a 2-course combination: Fire Alarm Code & NICET I & II test prep, all in five days.

    The NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm Code was updated in 2016. Therefore, NTT has updated this course and it’s NICET course to help you prep for your NICET certification.

    Being up-to-date with basics of the National Fire Alarm Code® (NFPA 72) will help improve your fire alarm and signaling system’s reliability. Learn the fundamentals of fire alarm systems, fire alarm equipment for dwelling units, initiating devices, emergency communication systems (including mass notification) and more. Become familiar with various terms, tools, and techniques in order to assure a safe, tested and reliable system.

    This NICET course will help you prepare for the NICET Certification Exam. NICET Level I is for trainees and entry-level technicians who perform limited job tasks under frequent supervision. NICET Level II is for technicians who perform routine tasks under general daily supervision.

    This course covers test-taking strategies and a review of other reference materials needed to maximize the participants’ NICET test experience.

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  • Who Should Take This Seminar

    The NFPA 72 – National Fire Alarm Code was updated in 2016. Any person who maintains or is responsible for fire alarm systems needs to make sure they understand how to stay in compliance will benefit from this practical hands-on course.

    This training is frequently paired with the NICET I & II test-prep course for people seeking CEUs (Continuing Education Units) or to take the NICET exams.

    • NICET Level I is for trainees and entry-level technicians who perform limited job tasks under frequent supervision.
    • NICET Level II is for technicians who perform routine tasks under general daily supervision.

    People who will benefit from this traning include:

    • Fire Alarm Technicians
    • Fire Alarm contractors
    • Electricians
    • Plant & facility maintenance technicians
    • Building engineers
    • Building managers & superintendents
    • Plant & facility managers
    • Stationary engineers
    • Safety directors
  • What You'll Learn

    Topics covered during this training include:

    • The basics of the National Fire Alarm Code® (NFPA 72)
    • Codes that require fire detection and alarm systems
    • Operation of automatic fire detectors
    • Typical system designs, capabilities and limitations
    • Troubleshooting techniques
    • Which other codes apply to the fire detection and alarm systems
    • Backup power supplies
  • Seminar Description

    FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

      • Terminology and definitions
      • Phases of a fire hazard
      • Primary and secondary power supply requirements
      • Proper sizes for batteries and battery chargers
      • System operation and compatible components

    PROTECTED PREMISES FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

      • Circuit designations and repetitive deficiencies
      • IDC, SLC, and NAC circuit installation requirements and pitfalls
      • Component location requirements
      • Coordination with other related systems

    SUPERVISING STATION FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

      • Available signal transmission methods
      • Classification of protective signaling systems

    INITIATING DEVICES

      • Principles of operation of the various automatic detectors
      • Choosing the right detector for the right location
      • Installation points and repetitive deficiencies
      • Proper spacing requirements
      • Heat detection selection
      • Environmental factors in smoke detection
      • Smoke detection for air duct systems
      • Detectors in high air movement areas

    NOTIFICATION APPLIANCES FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS

      • NFPA and ADA requirements
      • Notification appliance location requirements
      • Determine proper wire sizes
      • Repetitive deficiencies

    INSPECTION, TESTING, & MAINTENANCE

      • Who is responsible for testing
      • Required documentation and certification (new code chapter)
      • Proper testing techniques of initiating devices (combined testing tables)
      • Required testing of notification appliances
      • Testing of system wiring

    THE RELEVANCY OF THE 2013 FIRE ALARM CODE® AND SIGNALING CODE

      • Such as NFPA 13, NFPA 20, NFPA 70 and NFPA 101

    HANDS-ON LAB EXERCISES

      • “As-built” point-to-point wiring schematics
      • Device compatibility document
      • Initiating device circuit
      • Notification appliance circuit (new audible and visual requirements)
      • Signaling line circuit
      • Smoke detector sensitivity test
      • Visual and functional testsNICET® Levels I and II

    INTRODUCTION TO NICET

      • NICET History
      • The value of NICET certification
      • NICET requirements by State
      • 9 Steps to certification

     

    NICET® LEVEL I ELEMENT REVIEW CORE ELEMENTS

      • Basic fire alarm systems
      • NFPA standards
      • Basic wiring
      • Device and components
      • Periodic tests
      • Basic electricity
      • Metric units and conversions

    NONCORE ELEMENTS

      • Basic working drawings
      • Basic mathematics
      • Installation practices
      • Basic communication skills

    SPECIAL ELEMENTS

      • Plans, specifications and contracts
      • Basic physical science
      • Fire warning equipment for dwelling units
      • Basic individual safety
      • First aid procedures

    NICET® LEVEL II ELEMENT REVIEWCORE ELEMENTS

      • Fire protection plans and symbols
      • Basics of system layout
      • Electrical installation standards
      • Basic fire alarm signaling systems
      • Supervision & supervisory service
      • Detection methods
      • Detector spacing
      • Power supplies
      • System acceptance and periodic tests

    NONCORE ELEMENTS

      • Construction plans
      • Specifications and cost estimates
      • Contracts
      • Building codes
      • Insurance authorities and their requirements
      • Governmental agencies
      • Protective premises fire alarm systems
      • Auxiliary fire alarm systems
      • Supervising station fire alarm systems
      • Proprietary supervising station systems
      • Central station fire alarm systems
      • Manual fire alarm systems and guard’s tour service
      • Heat sensing fire detectors
      • Smoke sensing fire detectors
      • Radiant energy sensing fire detectors
      • Sprinkler waterflow and supervisory devices
      • Alarm notification appliances
      • Basics of signal transmission
      • Business communications
      • Intermediate mathematics

    SPECIAL ELEMENTS

    • Emergency voice/alarm communication systems
    • Signal processing
    • Surveys for fire alarm and detection systems
    • Fire alarm system maintenance
    • Fire alarm system wiring
    • Emergency evacuation signals
    • Combination systems
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    Seminar Pricing

    5-Day Hands-On Lab + Lecture: $2,499 / Participant

    This seminar may be included with other training or as a standalone class. As such, training time depends on seminar length as determined by your outcome goals. Please call (800) 922-2820 or Contact NTT Training to discuss pricing and your unique training needs.

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