Automatic Fire Alarm Association Training Newsletter

What's Coming Up?


Upcoming
On-Line Fire Alarm Training

September 22-23 & 29-30:
NICET Preparation - Level I and II for Fire Alarm Systems

October 6th & 8th:
Fire Alarm Inspection and Testing based on NFPA 72-2016

October 20th & 22nd:
Fire Alarm Plan Review

FREE webinars in September

September 15th:
The New NFPA 915 – Standard for Remote Inspections

October Webinars

October 14th:
Joint webinar with AFSA | Topic: TBA

October 28th:
ITM: How to Assure Fire Alarm Compliance

*Please download the pictures to see registration links


AFAA webinars are FREE for anyone to register.


Member Benefits

  • Members receive free certificates, upon request, that can be used towards Continuing Education Credits.

  • Non-Members need to pay $50 per webinar to receive a certificate. 
  • AFAA will offer at least 10 Webinars this year - so instead of paying $500 or more for your certificates you can join for $195 per year. 

  • AHJ's can join AFAA for $25 per year 

  • Members can also view the recorded version of the webinar at any time and download the PDF of the presentation materials.


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Future Webinar Topics:

Do you have an idea for a webinar topic, or training program that you would like to share? Contact AFAA's Training Manager at [email protected] or call (814)548-7828 to discuss.


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Contract Classes
Now Available:

Are you looking to host training for your staff, but are still working in the virtual world?  Do you have an upcoming virtual business meeting or conference and need training ideas for your attendees?

AFAA can provide live, instructor-led training to your company or organization.  You can choose from any of the course offerings available in the 2020 Course Catalog.  Our most popular offerings include Basic Fire Alarm Systems, Fire Alarm Plan Review, Fire Alarm Inspection and Testing, Understanding the Fire Alarm Requirements of the IBC, and NICET Preparation for Level I and II in Fire Alarm Systems.

While these classes are designed as full-day sessions, attending virtually is best achieved by splitting these classes in to two half-days per class.

For more information – contact AFAA Training Manager
Tim Knisely at [email protected]

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NICET Preparation - Level I and II for Fire Alarm Systems

In this course, participants will take an in-depth look into the codes and standards referenced by NICET for fire alarm certification. The course is designed for anyone considering or preparing to take a certification exam or simply seeking additional knowledge of the codes and standards governing fire alarm design, installation and general work practices.

The interactive nature of the course delivery and practical exercises will improve the participants knowledge of the use and application of NFPA 72, the NEC, and the building and fire code requirements for fire alarm systems. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to dialogue with instructors familiar with the certification and testing process.

This is a 14-hour program, divided over four afternoons in the virtual classroom delivery.

When?
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 22-23 &
Tuesday & Wednesday, September 29-30

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Cost?
AFAA Members: $475

AFAA AHJ Members: $275
Non-Members: $800

Receive a certificate for 14 contact hours of continuing education.


Must attend all parts to qualify.

 Instructor:
Tom Parrish has more than 25 years of experience in fire protection and emergency response.  He serves on several NFPA technical committees.  His certifications include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspection and Testing, Certified Fire Protection Specialist and Master Electrician.

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Upcoming October
Training Events:

Fire Alarm Inspection and Testing NFPA 72-2016

This basic application course reviews the requirements for fire alarm systems testing and inspection; how to perform the tests properly; and how to conduct visual inspections in order to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

When?
Tuesday October 6th and Thursday October 8th

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Cost?
AFAA Members: $250

AFAA AHJ Members: $150
Non-Members: $400

Receive a certificate for 7 contact hours of continuing education.

Must attend Part 1 & 2 to qualify

Instructor:
Art Black is the Principal at Carmel Fire Protection Associates, Carmel-by-the Sea, California –a consulting firm for fire prevention program management, fire detection and suppression system plan review and inspections, fire investigation, and development of quality fire protection training programs. Previously, Art served as a firefighter and fire marshal.

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Fire Alarm Plan Review

This basic application course reviews the requirements for fire alarm systems testing and   inspection; how to perform the tests properly; and how to conduct visual inspections in order to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

When?
Tuesday October 20th & Thursday October 22nd

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)

Cost?
AFAA Members: $250

AFAA AHJ Members: $150
Non-Members: $400

Receive a certificate for 7 contact hours of continuing education.

Must attend Part 1 & 2 to qualify

Instructor:
Larry Rietz, SET, has over 30 years of construction industry experience, the last 25 spent designing, commissioning, testing, and inspecting of fire alarm, mass notification/emergency communication, and related life safety systems. Larry currently serves on the Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) Board of Directors as Secretary.

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Upcoming FREE Webinars

Earn .1 CEU or 1 CPD for attending this live webinar!!

AFAA members receive a certificate of attendance for continuing education upon request, at no charge.

Non-members pay a $50 certificate Fee.

(You must attend 75% of the webinar to receive a certificate)


The New NFPA 915 – Standard for Remote Inspections

Tuesday September 15th at 1:00 PM (EDT)

In April 2019 the NFPA appointed a technical committee to develop a new Standard on Remote Inspections. Since August 2019 the committee has held several development meetings to turn the scope approved by the NFPA Standards Council into a document ready for public review. This presentation will describe the scope of the proposed standard and present the outline as it currently exists. Remote inspection methodologies, the types of systems and components proposed to be used, file formats, record collection, and record retention will all be discussed. While the use of remote inspections was initially not considered for water-based and other active fire protection systems, several committee members are in favor of including them in the standard.

Presented by: Terry Victor

Terry Victor, Senior Manager of Industry Relations at JCI/Grinnell Fire Protection Solutions has over 47 years of technical experience in the fire sprinkler industry. He is NICET certified Level IV in Water Based Systems Layout and Special Hazards Systems Layout. He serves on various industry boards and committees, is a member of the CFSI National Advisory Committee and the NFFF Advisory Committee to the Board. He is JCI/Grinnell’s representative on the NFSA Board of Directors, is the past chairman of the NFSA Engineering & Standards Committee, and is the current chairman of the NFSA ITM Committee. He is the JCI Regional Coordinator for Codes & Standards in the US, is the immediate past chairman of the Capital Region Fire Sprinkler Association, and is a member of numerous NFPA technical committees including those for NFPA 3, 4, 11, 13, 13D, 13R, 14, 15, 20, 25, 72, 101, 214, 303, 915, and 5000. He received the NFPA Committee Service Award in 2015 and the NFSA Russell P. Fleming Technical Service Award in 2017.

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Free Joint Training Program with the

American Fire Sprinkler Association

(www.afsa.org)

October 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

The topic and more details to follow!

Mark your calendar!

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ITM: How to Assure Fire Alarm Compliance

Wednesday October 28th at 1:00 PM (EDT)

Fire alarm systems are complex electro-mechanical systems, and they are required to be inspected, tested, and maintained in accordance with NFPA 72.  This one-hour presentation reviews the relevant code requirements for inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire alarm systems.

Presented by: Art Black

Art Black is the Principal at Carmel Fire Protection Associates, Carmel-by-the Sea, California –a consulting firm for fire prevention program management, fire detection and suppression system plan review and inspections, fire investigation, and development of quality fire protection training programs. Previously, Art served as a firefighter and fire marshal.

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We are asking 10-14 Business Days to process all Continuing Education Certificate request, due to to the success of our online programs. If you had trouble logging in with your email but were able to call in, please email us at [email protected] and provide us with the phone number used so that we can still issue you a certificate. We must verify all participation before issuing certificates.

More training events are scheduled through the end of 2020 – go to www.afaa.org and click on training for more details.

*Please download the pictures to see registration links

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