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TELC 0171 - CFAA Course 1: Introduction to the Fire Detection and Alarm Industry

Electrical Trades Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Provides a general understanding of fire alarm protection systems. Discusses the purpose and specific application of the different codes and standards that regulate the industry. Introduces architectural considerations regarding fire containment. Information about testing laboratories, their procedures, testing methods and how approved materials achieve greater degrees of life safety. Other topics covered: nature of the fire, extinguishment methods, fire alarm testing methods, interpretation of drawings, specifications and other contract documents



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Have a general understanding of fire alarm protection systems.
  • Interpret different codes and standards that regulate the industry.
  • Be familiar with the testing, inspection and verification of fire alarm systems at the end of this theory-based, five course program that the CFAA created.
  • Increase his or her level of competence within the fire alarm industry with the combination of these theory-based courses and workplace experience together.
  • Understand architectural considerations regarding fire containment.
  • Describe extinguishment methods and general fire alarm testing methods.
  • Interpret drawings, specifications and other contract documents.

Effective as of Fall 2006


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