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Fire Alarm Plan Development, Submittal and Review

Credit Hours
7 Hours
Learning Objectives
This seminar is intended for authorities having jurisdiction involved in fire alarm system plan review, contractors providing submittal documentation for plan review and fire alarm system designers.
Course Description
This application course describes the common problems associated with the plan review process and offers suggestions for improvement by providing plan review and acceptance test checklists, spreadsheets to determine battery and voltage drop calculations, exercises to determine proper spacing of smoke detectors, exercises to determine proper audibility of fire alarm notification appliances and proper sizing and placement of visible notification appliances.
Course Outline
  • Review the Requirements for Plan Review and Submittals based on the International Building Code and NFPA 72.
  • Review of pre-plan and plan review checklists examples
  • Review secondary power supply requirements including battery-set calculations
  • Review voltage-drop limits including voltage-drop calculations
  • Review smoke detector location and spacing requirements including practical exercises
  • Review fire alarm audible notification requirements including practical exercises
  • Review fire alarm visible notification requirements including practical exercises
  • Review of pre-acceptance and acceptance testing checklist examples

Event Presenter
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Art Black, Carmel Fire Protection
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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