Emergency Communications Systems Requirements - Recorded Webinar

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Format: Instant Access Recorded Webinar

CEUs: Based on 1.5 contact hours of training (see CEUs tab for details)

Course Description: NFPA 72 'National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code' Chapter 24 covers the requirements for the installation and performance of Emergency Communications Systems (ECS) for in-building fire emergency voice/alarm communications systems and other communications systems. Participants will learn the commonly used notification systems covered including one-way evacuation focused audio systems, two-way voice-based systems and mass communication systems. Specific applications will be discussed including communication for stairways, elevators and areas of refuge. This presentation will emphasize the design requirements for these systems and recent changes to NFPA 72 directly impacting their use.

Learning Objectives:
•Understand which audio systems are within the scope of NFPA 72 Chapter 24
•Learn the importance of the Risk Evaluation when determining appropriate emergency communication systems
•Determine when emergency communication wiring needs to be survivable
•Explain the types of voice-based ECS systems typically installed in modern buildings

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. He serves on several NFPA technical committees including NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. He is a board member of AFAA and is a senior instructor for NFPA. His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist 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.

Continuing Education (see details under Certificate section below)

- International Code Council - ICC Approved for 0.15 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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