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FIRE 2084 - Fire Alarm Systems: Inspection and Testing

Fire Protection and Inspection Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

Course Details

In this course, students are introduced to the basics of fire alarm systems, their operation, and the correct method to conduct periodic inspections and tests. Completion of inspection reports will be covered, along with applicable Building Code and Fire Code requirements.


Fire 1050 or equivalent, or basic knowledge of electricity and electronics.





Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 37438

Sat Oct 13 - Sat Nov 17 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 13 - Nov 17 Sat 08:30 - 16:30 BBY SW09 Rm. 121


Constantin Vlachias

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current. Please bring a copy of "ULC S536-13 Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems" to the first class to use as a course text. Your place of employment may have a copy or one can be purchased from the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) - No class held on Saturday November 10th - Remembrance Day weekend.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will have a basic, working understanding of:

  • Describe fire alarm systems components, functions and operation.
  • Discuss codes, standards and regulations applying to fire alarm systems.
  • Identify and describe applicable inspection and test procedures.
  • Conduct inspections and tests to ensure compliance.
  • Complete appropriate documentation and reports.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2015

Related Programs

FIRE 2084 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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