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Canadian Fire Alarm Association Basic Electricity course. (Pre-requisite for CFAA 5) This course covers basic electrical theory and practices. The theory includes Ohm's Law, Kirchoffs Law, magnetism, energy generation and the dangers of higher A/C voltages. This course then focuses on a greater understanding of the Canadian Electrical Code. There are a number of hands on lab exercises designed to reinforce the theory taught in class. Accepted by ASTTBC as the Electrical requirement for the Registered Fire Protection Technician stamp when combined with CFAA 4 – TELC 1143
No class on October 10 (Thanksgiving weekend). Text book required - CFAA 3 Electrical for Fire Alarm – available at the BCIT bookstore. For inquiries, please email BCIT_Electrical@bcit.ca Please note that if course becomes full, check this website frequently to see if someone de-registers.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Basic Electricity for Fire Alarm Inspection
Describe the characteristics of electrical and electronic devices used in fire protection systems.
Describe how the Canadian Electrical Code applies to fire protection systems.
Interpret labelling on electrical components.
Read electrical schematic drawings.
Test basic electrical and electronic devices used in fire protection systems.
Calculate current, voltage, and power in series, parallel, and series-parallel DC circuits.
Measure voltage, current and resistance in electrical circuits.
Locate faults in basic series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits.
Effective as of Fall 2019
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