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2015 Fire Alarm Training Seminar Announcement

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AFAA would like to announce several open enrollment and sponsored fire alarm seminars scheduled across the United States. 
Please visit our website at www.FireAlarmTraining.org and click on the training tab to learn more about these training opportunities; dates, times, locations, cost, etc…

AFAA is constantly looking to grown and expand our training calendar. We would like the opportunity to bring some of the best fire alarm training thats available to your city, state or region.

If you have any questions or would like to host or sponsor an AFAA seminar, please contact via e-mail at Training@afaa.org

Will you please help AFAA spread the word and forward this message to those who would benefit from quality fire alarm training – thank you! 
2015 Seminars Scheduled –
Note: This schedule is a always growing and expanding. Please bookmark our website and check back often to view updates and additions.
August 17-18 (T) Fairbanks, AK 

1. NEW – FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SEMINAR
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition. Upon completion of this seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapters 7 and 14 as well as understand the NICET I&T certification exam application process.

2. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

 

August 20-21 (T) Anchorage, AK 

1. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SEMINAR
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition. Upon completion of this seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapters 7 and 14 as well as understand the NICET I&T certification exam application process.

2. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

 

Sept 15-17 Houston, TX 

1. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SEMINAR
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition. Upon completion of this seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapters 7 and 14 as well as understand the NICET I&T certification exam application process.

2. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

3. UNDERSTANDING THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS 
This 7 hour seminar is beneficial for designers of fire alarm systems, project managers or lead installers responsible for fire alarm systems and authorities having jurisdiction responsible for fire alarm system plan review and acceptance testing. It is also useful for those preparing for the NICET Level III and IV computer-based test. Discussions and practical exercises are used to improve the participant’s knowledge of and how to use the building and fire codes in determining fire alarm requirements.

 

Sept 16-17 Baton Rouge, LA

1. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills

2. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SEMINAR
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition. Upon completion of this seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2013, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapters 7 and 14 as well as understand the NICET I&T certification exam application process.

 

Sept 21-24 Minneapolis, MN
Seminar Topics – To Be Determined.

 

Oct 13-16 Laurel, MD 

1. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS SEMINAR
This 7-hour seminar is designed to help individuals interested in taking a Level I or Level II test for the new NICET Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing Certification. It is based on the inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72, 2013 edition.

2. BASIC FIRE ALARM SEMINAR
Fire Alarm System Fundamentals – Battery-set Calculations – Initiating Devices – Voltage-drop calculations – Notification Appliances – Ohm’s Law – Fire Safety Control Functions. Upon completion of this 7 hour basic fire alarm seminar, participants will be able to apply the proper application and Installation methods required by the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm Code, 2010 edition.

3. USER’S GUIDE TO SIMPLIFYING NFPA 72 AND THE NEC
– Understanding the NICET CBT Process – CBT Testing Tips
– NFPA 72 Structure – Finding Information in NFPA 72 efficiently
– NEC Fire Alarm Wiring Requirements – Sample Quizzes

This 7 hour interactive seminar, each participant will learn about the NICET Computer Based Testing (CBT) process, learn CBT testing tips and how to locate information in NFPA 72, 2013 more efficiently. In addition, the fire alarm wiring requirements of the 2011 National Electrical Code will be reviewed. NICET has updated the Fire Alarm Systems tests to these two codes, and this seminar is designed to better prepare you to successfully obtain your certification. Sample quizzes will be given to provide an opportunity to use your new skills.

 

October – Columbus, Ohio – (Dates to be determined)

1. UNDERSTANDING THE 2009 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (IBC) FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS 
This 7 hour seminar is beneficial for designers of fire alarm systems, project managers or lead installers responsible for fire alarm systems and authorities having jurisdiction responsible for fire alarm system plan review and acceptance testing. It is also useful for those preparing for the NICET Level III and IV computer-based test. Discussions and practical exercises are used to improve the participant’s knowledge of and how to use the building and fire codes in determining fire alarm requirements.

2. FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING AND INSPECTIONS – Based upon NFPA 72-2010
Why Test and Inspect?
– Enforcement of Requirements – How to Conduct a Visual Inspection – “Selling” Testing and Inspections to the Owner – Documentation Testing Requirements Functional Tests
– Acceptance Testing – How to Conduct Functional Tests – Reacceptance Testing – Using a Checklist – Periodic Testing – Sensitivity Testing – Documentation

Upon completion of this 7 hour seminar, each participant will be able to apply the proper inspection and testing requirements of NFPA 72-2010, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, Chapter 14.

 

October/November – Denver, CO 
Seminars Topics and Dates To Be Determined.

 

Dec 8-10 Portland, OR 
Seminars Topics and Dates To Be Determined.

 

Other Tentative Seminars in Process –
Georgia  AFAA – November/December
Pennsylvania  AFAA – in October/November
Las Vegas, NV – October/November

 

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2015 Webinar Sponsorship Opportunities:
AFAA is working on our 2015 webinar schedule. If you are interested in sponsoring one or more of our webinars, please contact us to discuss pricing and the benefits of sponsorship. For more information please e-mail our webinar team at webinar@afaa.org.