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Class Descriptions

3-Day Introductory Classes

Portable Fire Extinguishers, E-Lighting, and New Business
Introduction to Clean Agent Systems
Introduction to Pre-Engineered Systems
Introduction to Fire Alarm
Introduction to Sprinklers
High and Low Pressure CO2 Systems

2-Day Advanced Classes

Sprinkler Service and Repair
Fire Alarm/Security Service and Troubleshooting

The dates of upcoming classes are listed here.

Portable Fire Extinguishers, E-Lighting, and New Business

Class Length: 3 days
Recommended: 30 days in the field observing/assisting with portable fire extinguisher inspections
Credit: 24 EECs
classroom

Day 1

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:30–10:00 a.m.   How to Use NFPA 10 and the Annex
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15–11:45 a.m.   Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of NFPA 10
Definitions: What is Fire?
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m.   Chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7 of NFPA 1
Obsolete or New, Hazard Classification, Installation, Practical
Placement Exercises, Service, Inspection, Maintenance
2:00–2:15 p.m.   Break
2:15–3:00 p.m.   Chapter 8 of NFPA 10
DOT Requirements, RIN
 3:00–4:30 p.m.    NFPA Test- All Chapters Covered

Day 2

8:00–9:30 a.m.   Types of E-Light Inspections (Quick Check, 90-Minute, Battery Load Test), Hands-on Time
9:30–10:00 a.m   Types of Fixtures, Illumination, Batteries, Bulbs, Labels
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15–11:45 a.m.   Types of Lighting, Continued. Hands-on Time
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m.   Prospecting for New Business (Advantages to Prospecting, Types of Accounts to Target)
2:00–2:15 p.m.   Break
2:15–3:30 p.m.   How E-Light Service Can Enhance Revenue
3:30–4:30 p.m.   E-Light Inspection Paperwork and Customer Documentation

Day 3

8:00–9:30 a.m.   Fire Extinguisher Paperwork Examples, Documentation for Customers
9:30–10:15 a.m.   Hands-on: Wheeled Unit Inspections and Regulator Testing
10:15–10:30 a.m.   Break
10:30–11:45 a.m.   Cartridge-Operated Unit Inspections and Advantages
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45–2:00 p.m.   Transportation, Hazardous Materials, SDS Sheets
2:00–2:15 p.m.   Break
2:15–4:00 p.m.   Shipping Papers, Anhydrous Ammonia, Cylinder Safety

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Introduction to Clean Agent Systems

Class Length: 3 days
Recommended: 60 days in the field observing/assisting with clean agent inspections
Credit: 24 EECs
clean agents

Day 1

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:30–9:45 a.m.   Clean Agents vs. Sprinklers
9:45–10:00 a.m.   Break
10:00–11:30 a.m.   Montreal Protocol, Different Types of Agents Available, How They Suppress a Fire
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:30–2:00 p.m.   NOEAL and LOEAL levels, Agent Classifications, Inert Agents, Halocarbons
2:00–2:15 p.m.   Break
2:15–4:00 p.m.   NFPA Standards for Each Clean Agent (Minus CO2) (NFPA 2001, 2004 Edition, NFPA 12A, 2004 Edition)
4:00–4:45 p.m.   Recommended Procedures from Manufacturer

Day 2

8:008:30 a.m.   Day 1 Review
8:30–10:00 a.m.   Paperwork and Tagging Procedures
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Hands-on: Inspection Procedures for Each System
12:00–1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00–2:15 p.m.   Hands-on: Proper Weighing Procedures During Inspections
2:15–2:30 p.m.   Break
2:30–4:30 p.m.   Hands-on: Different Piping, Fittings, and Integrity Testing

Day 3

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Review
8:30–10:00 a.m.   Open Book Essay Exam
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15–11:30 a.m.   Open Book Essay Exam, Continued
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:30–2:00 p.m.   Hands-on: Inspections Performed on Various Systems
2:00–2:15 p.m.   Break
2:15–4:00 p.m.   Hands-on: Inspections Performed on Various Systems, Continued

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Introduction to Pre-Engineered Systems

Class Length: 3 days
Recommended: 60 days in the field observing/assisting with pre-engineered inspections
Credit: 24 EECs
pre-engineered

Day 1

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:30–10:00 a.m.   History of Restaurant Systems, Dry Chemical vs. Wet Chemical, How Does a System Operate, UL300
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Navigating a Manufacturer's Manual, System Components
12:00–1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00–2:45 p.m.   Basic Design, Exhaust Duct and Plenum, Cooking Equipment Available
2:45–3:00 p.m.   Break
3:00–4:30 p.m.   Hands-on: Overview

Day 2

8:00–10:00 a.m.   General Piping Limitations
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Hands-on: Maintenance
12:00–1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00–2:45 p.m.   Accessories, Detection, Remote Pull, Gas Valves, Cartridges, Micro Switches
2:45–3:00 p.m.   Break
3:00–4:30 p.m.   Hands-on: Maintenance

Day 3

8:00–9:00 a.m.   Overlapping, Total Flood, PCUs
9:00–10:00 a.m.   Hands-on: Maintenance
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Hydro Testing, Recharging, Resetting Systems
12:00–1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00–2:45 p.m.   Design
2:45–3:00 p.m.   Break
3:00–4:30 p.m.   Installation of Systems

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Introduction to Fire Alarm

Class Length: 3 days
Recommended: 60 days in the field observing/assisting with fire alarm inspections
Credit: 24 EECs
fire alarm

Day 1

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:30–9:30 a.m.   Basics of Fire Alarm with Hands-on
9:30–9:45 a.m.   Test 1
9:45–10:00 a.m.   Break
10:00–11:30 a.m.   System Fundamentals
11:30–11:45 a.m.   Test 2
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45–2:45 p.m.   Initiating Devices with Hands-on
2:45–3:00 p.m.   Break
3:00–3:15 p.m.   Test 3
3:15–4:30 p.m.   Notification Devices with Hands-on
4:30–4:45 p.m.   Test 4

Day 2

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Day 1 Review
8:30–9:30 a.m.   Control Functions with Hands-on
9:30–9:45 a.m.   Test 5
9:45–10:00 a.m.   Break
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Test and Inspect (NFPA 72 Review)
12:00–1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m.   Inspections with Hands-on
3:00–3:15 p.m.   Break
3:15–4:15 p.m.   NFPA 72 Report
 4:15–4:45 p.m.   Test 6

Day 3

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Review
8:30–10:00 a.m.   Inspections with Hands-on
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15–11:45 a.m.   Inspections with Hands-on
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45–3:00 p.m.   Test: Written Final
3:00–3:15 p.m.   Break
3:15–4:15 p.m.   Inspection and Test Final
4:15–5:00 p.m.   Review of Tests, Awards, Q&A

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Introduction to Sprinklers

Class Length: 3 days
Recommended: 60 days in the field observing/assisting with sprinkler inspections
Credit: 24 EECs
sprinklers

Day 1

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:30–10:00 a.m.   Acceptance Testing, Routine Inspections, NFPA 13
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15–11:30 a.m.   Automatic Sprinkler Types and Applications
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:30–2:15 p.m.   Types of Automatic Sprinkler Systems (Wet, Dry, Preaction, Deluge)
2:15–3:15 p.m.   Important Hardware Components (Piping, Hangers, Indicating Control Valves, Fire Department Connections)
3:15–3:30 p.m.   Break
3:30–4:30 p.m.   Hands-on

Day 2

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Day 1 Review
8:30–10:00 a.m.   Routine Inspections, Testing, and Maintenance
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m.   Valves, Control Valves, Sprinklers, Standpipes
12:00–1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00–3:00 p.m.   Hands-on
3:00–3:15 p.m.   Break
3:15–4:30 p.m.   Review of NFPA 25 Requirements

Day 3

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Review
8:30–10:00 a.m.   Hands-on Training
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15–11:45 a.m.   Hands-on Training
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45–3:00 p.m.   Final Written Test
3:00–3:15 p.m.   Break
3:15–4:15 p.m.   Final Review, Q&A

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High and Low Pressure CO2 Systems

Class Length: 3 days
Recommended: 30 days in the field observing/assisting with CO2 inspections
Credit: 24 EECs
CO2

Day 1

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:30–9:30 a.m.   Discussion: What is CO2?
9:30–9:45 a.m.   Break
9:45–10:45 a.m.   What is CO2 Protection?
10:45–11:45 a.m.   Types of Occupancies
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:45–2:45 p.m.   Differences Between High & Low Pressure CO2
2:45–3:00 p.m.   Break
3:00–4:45 p.m.   Hands-on Exercises

Day 2

8:00–10:00 a.m.   NFPA 12 Standard (2011)
10:00–10:15 a.m.   Break
10:15–11:30 a.m.   Types of Applications (Total Flood, Local Application: Rate by Area)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:30–1:00 p.m.   Local Application: Rate by Volume
1:00–2:00 p.m.   Common Discrepancies
2:00–2:15 p.m.   Break
2:15–3:15 p.m.   Common Inspection Procedures
3:15–4:45 p.m.   Hands-on Area

Day 3

8:00–8:30 a.m.   Review
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Essay Test (Break as Needed)
12:30–1:30 p.m.   Lunch
1:30–4:45 p.m.   Hands-on Practical (Finding and Explaining Deficiencies)

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Sprinkler Service and Repair 

Class Length: 2 days
Recommended: 60 days in the field observing/assisting with sprinkler repairs or 6 months performing inspections
Credit: 16 EECs
pipes sprinklers

Day 1

8:008:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:309:00 a.m.   Class Purpose (NFPA 25, 13, 13R, 13D, and 24)
9:0010:00 a.m.   Identifying Pipe, Sprinklers, and Valves
10:0010:15 a.m.   Break
10:1511:45 a.m.   Hands-on: Pipe Measurings, Cutting, and Threading
11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:451:30 p.m.   Roll Grooving and Air Grooving
1:302:30 p.m.   Victaulic Fittings and Band Aids
2:302:45 p.m.   Break
2:453:45 p.m.   Internal Pipe Inspection Process
3:454:45 p.m.   Pipe Obstruction Investigation Process

Day 2

8:008:30 a.m.   Day 1 Review
8:3010:00 a.m.   Roust-A-Bouts, Repair Techniques, Techniques for Adding a Valve (Replacing Flow Switches and Pressure Switches)
10:0010:15 a.m.   Break
10:1511:45 a.m.   Replacing Control Valves
11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m.   Lunch
12:451:45 p.m.   Replacing Sprinklers ("Hot Swaps")
1:452:30 p.m.   Process for Standpipe Inspections (Dry and Wet)
2:302:45 p.m.   Break
2:454:45 p.m.   Process for Internal Valve and Check Valve Inspections

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Fire Alarm/Security Service and Troubleshooting

Class Length: 2 days
Recommended: 60 days in the field observing/assisting with fire alarm repairs or 6 months performing inspections
Credit: 16 EECs
alarms

Day 1

8:008:30 a.m.   Introduction
8:309:30 a.m.   Service Protocol, Multimeters, Resistors, Opens and Shorts
9:309:45 a.m.   Break
9:4511:30 a.m.   Hands-on: Conduit Work, Back Boxes, Replacing Devices
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:302:00 p.m.   Service Basics, Multimeters, Ground Faults, Panel Codes
2:002:15 p.m.   Break
2:154:00 p.m.   Hands-on: Duct Detectors, Open and Short Identification, Tracing Wire, Troubleshooting Circuits
4:004:45 p.m.   Ground Fault Loop Break

Day 2

8:008:30 a.m.   Day 1 Review
8:3010:00 a.m.   Device Replacement and Troubleshooting
10:0010:15 a.m.   Break
10:1511:30 a.m.   Panel Resetting
11:30 a.m.12:30 p.m.   Lunch
12:302:00 p.m.   Review of Panel Troubleshooting Codes, Continued Ground Fault Hands-on
2:002:15 p.m.   Break
2:154:00 p.m.   Testing Requirements Following Completed Repairs and Replacements, Paperwork, NICET
4:004:45 p.m.   Final Test

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