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Fire Alarm System Functions
This course is approved/registered with AIA (American Institute of Architects). If you are an AIA member, once you pass the course we will submit your hours directly to the AIA for you so they are entered into your transcript.
This self-paced online training course covers the fundamentals of alarm systems and how they function. Students will learn about signals and transmission and about the importance of interpreting those signals. For students who are responsible for checking or maintaining a fire alarm system, this course will help them focus on the requirements of their system. A key part of the course's learning will be examining case studies where students can try their knowledge in a low risk environment.
Upon completion you should be able to:
Who Will Benefit
Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fire protection systems, including: designers, installers, engineers, electrical contractors, technicians, project managers, fire marshals, and architects.
Fire alarm systems transmit signals that fall into three categories:
The signals of the alarm system must be distinctive, so they are easily recognized and interpreted. Supervisory and trouble signals can share the same sound at the fire alarm control unit, but the alarm signal must be completely different from any other sound heard on the property.
Fire alarm systems always transmit their signals in order of importance.