2019 NFPA 72: Fire Alarm Basics Online Training

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Item #: OL124KIT
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  • Description

    Understand the basics of fire alarm systems and how NFPA 72 interacts with building, fire, and life safety codes.

    Learn at your own pace, on your own time, with Fire Alarm Basics – based on the 2019 edition of NFPA 72®, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code®. This updated training provides you with a greater understanding of fire detection and alarm systems required by today's codes, and how various situations dictate different system features. You'll understand how NFPA 72 is referenced by building, fire, and life safety codes and how they incorporate NFPA 72 to design, install, and maintain a fire alarm system.

    Fire Alarm Basics consists of three lessons to provide a thorough overview of what makes up a fire alarm system. The training covers the basic configurations and terminology used in the industry for fire detection and alarm systems; and how environmental and system conditions trigger various signals such as alarm, trouble, and supervisory signals -- which are then used to initiate responses or behavior. Fire Alarm Basics also focuses on power supply requirements and circuits that drive and connect the building blocks of fire alarm systems.

    Upon completion you should be able to:

    • Explain how building, fire, and life safety codes impact the requirements for fire detection and alarm systems
    • Determine how NFPA 72 is used to design, install, and maintain a fire detection and alarm system and how the Code is structured
    • Describe the basic configuration of a fire detection and alarm system
    • Identify the basic types of circuits
    • Define specific terms used in the Code
    • List key requirements for primary power and for protection of primary power
    • List the options for secondary power supplies
    • Perform a battery calculation


    Who Will Benefit:
    Anyone whose job involves designing, reviewing, evaluating or installing fire alarm systems, including:
    designers, installers, electrical contractors, architects, auditors, and project managers.

    Continuing Education Credit:
    Complete this course and qualify for 0.15 CEU.
    Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be prompted to download the CEU certificate directly from the course site.


    Group Training:
    For more information or to receive a price quote for NFPA group training,
    please call 877-336-3280 or e-mail: grouptraining@nfpa.org.

  • Certification Learning Paths

    Whether for your personal growth or for the growth of your entire organization, NFPA® Learning Paths can help plot a successful journey to advanced certifications. This new series of web-based training is specifically designed to help you feel confident in the subject matter of the certification exam. The training process is delivered conveniently and remotely online so you can get it all done on your own terms, at your own pace.

    Current online training Learning Paths:

    • Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS®) Learning Path
      The CFPS Learning Path is designed to be used in conjunction with the Fire Protection Handbook®. Candidates may only bring an original print copy of the NFPA Fire Protection Handbook, 20th edition, to the exam. If you do not already own the Fire Protection Handbook, it is available to purchase through the online catalog or at a local book distributor.
    • Certified Fire Protection Examiner (CFPE) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
    • Certified Fire Inspector I (CFI-I) Learning Path (available summer 2020)
  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training


    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 180 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.


    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.


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