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Telgian VP Tom Parrish to present NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Classroom Training December 2-4, 2019

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Telgian VP Tom Parrish to present NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Classroom TrainingTelgian Vice President Tom Parrish will present NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Classroom Training on December 2-4, 2019 in Garden Grove, located in Orange County, California. The event is part of the NFPA 72® training series, designed to improve fire alarm and signaling system safety and compliance.

The instruction will explore the changing role of traditional fire alarm systems, as well as how to interpret and apply NFPA 72 correctly. This training is fully updated for the 2019 edition of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code® and provides a valuable opportunity for system designers, installers, contractors, project managers and authorities having jurisdiction. The hands-on instruction will be provided exclusively by Parrish, an internationally recognized expert who has helped develop NFPA codes and standards.

Parrish’s career includes over 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. Currently, Parrish is Vice President of Telgian, an industry-leading provider of fire protection, life safety and security services, as well as Fire Marshal at Putnam Township Fire Department in Pinckney, Michigan.

He also 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 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.     

Throughout the 3-day NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Classroom Training, Parrish will explore new technologies and major revisions in the Code. The activity-rich training program also covers the latest requirements for

  • circuits (including Class N circuits) and pathways,
  • interconnected fire alarm control units,
  • emergency control functions,
  • initiating device identification,
  • spacing, and placement,
  • supervision station alarm systems,
  • inspection and testing of equipment, and more.

Telgian VP Tom Parrish to present NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code Classroom Training December 2-4, 2019Upon completion, attendees will be able to design a detection system, identify the appropriate initiating device and design an appropriate fire detection system for a given scenario. In addition, attendees will learn how to determine how loud a fire alarm must be and design a notification system for a given scenario.

Where visual signaling is required, attendees will learn how to determine the size and location of notification appliances for a given scenario, list the options for secondary power supplies, plan the zoning and annunciation of an alarm system and perform a battery calculation.

Other key takeaways include the ability to:

• list key requirements for primary power and the protection of primary power,

• state the purpose of a loop resistance calculation and a voltage drop calculation,

• name the two principal types of fire alarm circuits that affect wiring requirements,

• List the interface requirements for elevator recall and an elevator power shutdown,

• plan when and where smoke detectors or heat detectors might be required for different elevator scenarios,

• plan emergency control functions for a given scenario,

• identify the different types of supervision station alarm systems and how they are commonly used,

• list at least three reasons for off-premises signaling,

• identify the key requirements for properly connecting a digital alarm communicator transmitter, as well as properly connecting an IP communicator,

• develop a record-keeping program in accordance with code requirements while on the job, and

• locate forms and sub-forms in the code.

Upon completion of an online exam, a Certificate of Completion is available. Attendees will earn 21 hours or 2.1 Continuing Education Units.

For more information, contact us at 1-877-336-3280 or e-mail or visit NFPA Training.

Media and Interview Inquiries:
Susan McNeill
Telgian Holdings, Inc.

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