Making the decision to replace a fire alarm system, rather than continue to perform repairs, is an important, and often costly, one for facilities managers. To provide an overview of the process, Telgian’s Vice President Tom Parrish will present the Fire Smarts Fire Alarm System Replacement webinar on July 11, 2019 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Eastern (including Q&A time). This session will focus on understanding when a fire alarm system replacement should be considered, and best practices for performing an upgrade.
In addition, common repair situations that lead to a system upgrade will be discussed, including the details needed to make an informed decision. A review of applicable codes and documentation requirements for replacing a fire alarm system will be covered, along with design considerations such as wiring, proprietary equipment and monitoring communication methods.
Learning objectives for the Fire Alarm System Replacement Webinar include:
- Understand what is considered a traditional repair versus an issue that may justify a system replacement
- Identify what code requirements apply to a fire alarm system upgrade
- Describe best practices and upgrade considerations when performing for fire alarm system replacement
- Learn what documentation is required when replacing a fire alarm system
Each participant registered, attending the full live Smarts Fire Alarm System Replacement webinar or viewing the post-live recorded on-demand webinar, will receive a Certificate of Completion. 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.
In addition, 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 also 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.
Fire Alarm System Replacement Webinar Presenter, Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP
Tom Parrish has more than 25 years of 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 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) technical committees including NFPA 72 Signaling Systems for the Protection of Life and Property and Emergency Communications Systems. Parrish is also a Board Member of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (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. In addition, he is board-certified as a Physical Security Professional by ASIS and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology from the Kean University of New Jersey.
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