Understanding Proprietary Fire Alarm Systems - Recorded Webinar

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Format: Instant Access Recorded Webinar

CEUs: Based on 1 contact hour of training (see CEUs tab for details)

Course Description: This course provides an understanding of proprietary fire alarm systems and how they compare to systems available through open distribution. The presenter will discuss the fire alarm equipment distribution channels in the United States and the advantages and disadvantages to consider when selecting a proprietary system. The presentation will cover what functionality is generally standard across most fire alarm systems and the additional functionality found in certain proprietary systems. Cost considerations will be reviewed as well considering both installation and ongoing maintenance of the fire alarm system.

Learning Objectives:
• Explain the difference between proprietary and open distribution fire alarm systems
• Know what standard functionality is typical across all fire alarm systems
• Identify system functionality that may require a proprietary fire alarm system
• Understand the cost factors involved when considering a proprietary system

Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP

Tom Parrish has more than 25 years’ experience in fire protection and emergency response. He has held positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services and in private industry system design and installation programs. Today he still serves as an on-call firefighter certified in firefighting, emergency medical treatment, and hazardous materials response. He serves on several NFPA technical committees and is a regular presenter at NFPA meetings and seminars. His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, and Master Electrician. He is board certified as a Physical Security Professional by ASIS and holds a bachelor’s in Industrial Technology from the Kean University of New Jersey.

Continuing Education (see details under Certificate section below)

- International Code Council - ICC Approved for 0.1 CEU's

- NICET Continuing Professional Development

- Pennsylvania UCC Approved Continuing Education Provider

- Texas Commission on Fire Protection Continuing Education

Certificate of Completion:

  • Each participant registered, attending the full live training webinar or viewing the post-live recorded on-demand webinar will receive a Certificate of Completion (you must be registered under your name to receive a certificate, one certificate per registered participant). This certificate will include the participants name, training subject, date, number of training hours completed and the Fire Smarts name, address and phone number.
  • Certificates will comply with International Code Council (ICC) CEU requirements for ICC approved training courses. Fire Smarts is an approved training provider of the ICC. ICC CEU’s are assigned based on 0.1 CEU per training contact hour.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for CPD points required for NICET certification. This applies to the “Additional Education” section of NICET Policy #30 on Continuing Professional Development that allows for CPD points for education to advance, broaden and enhance technical knowledge and job skills.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for credit hours required for re-certification as part of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC) program. Continuing education credit is determined as one credit per training contact hour.
  • Certificates can be used as supporting documentation for continuing education (CE) hours for Texas Commission on Fire Protection certifications. Fire Smarts is a continuing education source under "Nationally Recognized Training Providers”. Continuing education hours are determined as one CE hour per training contact hour.
 

Webinar Training

This webinar is presented online in a directing and discussion style of teaching. A clear and detailed presentation of the content is given with the aid of PowerPoint presentation slides. Participant questions are encouraged to facilitate understanding and practical application exercises will be given where applicable to the content.

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