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Aug 24, 2020

On this episode of Fire Code Tech, we're speaking with Paul Inferrera. Paul is a NICET IV certified technologist in fire alarm systems and the design manager of DrawFire LLC, a fire alarm design consulting company.  Paul is also an ambassador for NICET, and he teaches two online classes on fire alarm systems at Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina. In our interview, we go over the fundamentals of fire alarms, commissioning, ITM and much more.  This show provides a great overview of fire alarm systems and resources for continuing education, including the courses at Cape Fear Community College. If you are interested in learning more about the courses, click the link below.

 

How did you get your origin and your start in fire alarm and life safety?
What are the components of a fire alarm system and the equipment that is involved?
Will you speak about integrated systems and the theory behind integrated systems?
What are the methods of communication for a fire alarm system in how they report?
Describe commissioning and testing and what that looks like in a commercial setting?
Would you speak about DrawFire LLC and the work you are involved with?
What are the Fire Alarm Training courses at the Cape Fear Community College?
How is teaching changing in response to the corona virus?
What is a NICET Ambassador and what does that role involve?
What is a trend in the industry?
What resources do you recommend to individuals who want to learn more about fire alarm?

 

https://www.drawfirellc.com/services.php

Below is registration announcements and link to the program: https://cfcc.edu/job-training/construction-careers/fire-alarm-systems-training/

Fire Alarm Systems Training classes at Cape Fear Community College will start August 31, 2020 and registration is now open. Our courses are self-paced and offered online to anyone with an Internet connection.


The registration fee for the four-month course is $185 (USD) and awards 14.4 CEU’s. NICET awards 1 CPD point for 0.1 CEU (10 points per CEU).
Those who are using the course to obtain NICET Continuing Personal Development (CPD) points will max out the category “Additional Education” and earn 45 points.

Use the following link to sign up for the class and select "Alarms 101" or "Alarms 102": https://cfccregister.fundfive.com/filtered/course/FAST

Alarms 101
This course is designed for those individuals who are in the fire alarm industry and will focus on fundamentals. Students will learn basic electrical theory and understand resistance, voltage and current.


Individuals currently in the fire alarm industry would benefit from the concepts and theories, which will be built upon in the Alarms 102 course.
Students will also acquire a basic understanding of the physics involved in the chemical reaction and the by-products of fire. Students will learn basic electrical workmanship and installation methods of fire alarm equipment and devices.
The student will gain an understanding of the requirements of codes and standards that govern fire alarm systems and installations. (14.4 CEU/45 CPD awarded)


Students will become familiar with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, and NFPA 70, the National Electric Code (NEC). These references are consistent with NICET’s allowable references for Level I and II Fire Alarm Systems exam(s).


Alarms 102
This course is designed for individuals who are fire alarm technicians or have intermediate experience in the fire alarm industry and will focus on application and design.


The subject matter will build upon concepts addressing the behavior and generation of smoke, the combustion process and the requirements of codes and standards that govern fire alarm systems and installations. (14.4 CEU/45 CPD awarded)
Students will become familiar with NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, NFPA 70, the National Electric Code (NEC), NFPA 101, the Life Safety Code, and the International Building (IBC).


These references are consistent with NICET’s allowable references for Level III and IV Fire Alarm Systems exam(s).
Please contact me for more information or visit our web page for complete course information: https://cfcc.edu/job-training/construction-careers/fire-alarm-systems-training/