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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.
Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to ONLINE DELIVERY for the Spring/Summer term. This is an instructor-led online course. One midterm exam and one final exam will be held in-person at BCIT. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). Please purchase any required course material - CFAA Fire Alarm Systems, A Reference Manual - prior to the first class - https://www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ Please obtain a copy of ULC Standard S536-13 Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems" as well. Your place of employment may have a copy or one can be purchased from the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) - www.ul.com. 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.
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
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