Fire Alarm Installation

About this course

This course will familiarize the journeyperson with fire alarm system field components and their proper installation. You will gain an in-depth understanding of circuit wiring, specifications, and the design/layout process in order to successfully install and troubleshoot data communication link circuits, indicating appliance circuits (bells, horns, strobes, egress path marker systems), and conventional fire alarm initiating circuits.

Successful course graduates will be able to participate in the Commissioning and Verification processes, and assist in preparing the documentation required by the Standard for Installation of Fire Alarm Systems and the British Columbia Building Code (including the Vancouver Building By-Law).

Course outline

what you will learn

Building Code and Standards Requirements:

  • Manufacturer’s installation requirements
  • Conventional Fire Alarm Control Panels
  • Addressable Fire Alarm Control Panels
  • Field device installation and wiring requirements
  • Class “A” and Class “B” Wiring Circuits
  • Duct detectors
  • Air aspirating systems
  • Isolators
  • Data Communication Link
  • Power Buss
  • In-suite Sounders
  • Emergency Voice Communication Systems
  • Networked systems
  • Introduction to programming
  • Terminating a fire alarm control panel
  • Ancillary device circuits (door holders, smoke control systems, interconnection to the fire signal receiving centre transmitter)
  • Elevator Control
  • Extinguishment system interconnection
  • Remote Annunciators (Code requirements, wiring)
  • The Verification
  • Fire Alarm System Design Fundamentals
  • Troubleshooting: Ground faults; Open Circuits; Class A Wiring
  • Smoke Detectors in lieu of smoke alarms
  • Integrated Life Safety Systems Testing (CAN/ULC-S1001) Fundamentals
  • Installation do’s and don’ts

On-location training: 1405 Broadway, Port Coquitlam

48 hours / 6 sessions
April 20-21, April 27-28, May 4-5, 2024 (Saturdays & Sundays)
8:00am – 4:30pm
Course Fees*
$995.00 + $49.75 GST = $1044.75
*refund policy

It’s time to take the next step in your journey!