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Title Description Competencies
2013 NFPA 13: Water Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems Self-Guided Online Course

This module in the updated 2013 NFPA 13 Online Course Series highlights water supplies and design approaches for automatic sprinkler systems. Course 3 in the NFPA 13 Online Course SeriesWater Supplies and Design Approaches for Fire Sprinkler Systems — provides you with a greater understanding of the importance of water supply and the acceptable water supplies for sprinkler systems. You’ll learn about the different design approaches that are used to determine the volume of water required for sprinkler systems, as well as how to make adjustments to sprinkler areas of operation when certain conditions are present.

2013 NFPA 13: Working Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance Self-Guided Online Course

Grasp the critical importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and system acceptance through this module in the updated 2013 NFPA 13 Online Course Series. Course 4 in the NFPA 13 Online Course SeriesWorking Plans, Hydraulic Calculations, and System Acceptance — provides you with a greater understanding of the importance of working plans, hydraulic calculations, and the requirements for working plans and hydraulic calculations to be approved. You’ll also learn about the items that must be contained in the working plans, including the piping layout, fittings, sprinklers, valves, hangers, braces, and test connections.

2013 NFPA 20: Design and Installation of Fire Pumps Self-Guided Online Course

Design and Installation of Fire Pumps provides an essential introduction into NFPA 20 rules. NFPA®’s Design and Installation of Fire Pumps Course 2 in the NFPA 20 Online Course Series — reviews the basic installation requirements for centrifugal fire pumps, including those related to the pump house, suction and discharge piping, and related equipment and appurtenances. Work at your own pace to learn about key provisions in the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. Upon completion you should be able to: identify the requirements for protecting fire pump equipment; identify design requirements for pump houses and rooms; define “Balanced Flow” and “Unbalanced Flow”; and more.

2013 NFPA 20 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series

2013 NFPA 20 Self-Guided Online Training Course Series – comprised of two online courses that can be taken together at a series price or as individual online course modules.

This new self-guided online series is the ideal starting point for gaining a basic knowledge about the 2013 NFPA 20. Work at your own pace to gain a solid understanding of the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection. Start with a high-level overview of this important NFPA® Standard and then progress to the basic installation requirements for centrifugal fire pumps. Upon completion you should be able to: state the purpose of fire pumps; differentiate between the four types of centrifugal fire pumps; list the requirements for fire pump performance; and more.

2013 NFPA 20: Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection Self-Guided Online Course

Learn the basics about stationary fire pumps and NFPA 20 provisions — without leaving your desk! Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection — Course 1 in the NFPA 20 Online Course Series — provides participants with a high-level overview of the purpose of a fire pump, the types of fire pumps available, and fire pump performance characteristics. Based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 20: Installation of Stationary Pumps for Fire Protection, the course also examines drivers and controllers for their use with fire pumps, along with parameters for selecting the best driver to meet the needs of a given situation.

2013 NFPA 72®: Fire Alarm Basics Self-Guided Online Course

Understand the basics of fire alarm systems and how the 2013 edition of NFPA 72® interracts with building, fire, and life safety codes. Course 1 in the NFPA 72 Online Course SeriesFire Alarm Basics — provides you with a greater understanding of fire detection and alarm systems required by today’s codes, and how various situations dictate different system features. You’ll understand how NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code is referenced by building, fire, and life safety codes and how they incorporate NFPA 72 to design, install, and maintain a fire alarm system. Fire Alarm Basics consists of three lessons to provide a thorough overview of what makes up a fire alarm system. The course covers the basic configurations and terminology used in the industry for fire detection and alarm systems; and how environmental and system conditions trigger various signals such as alarm, trouble, and supervisory signals — which are then used to initiate responses or behavior. Fire Alarm Basics also focuses on power supply requirements and circuits that drive and connect the building blocks of fire alarm systems.

2013 NFPA 72®: Fire Alarm Circuits Self-Guided Online Course

Here’s your comprehensive introduction to fire alarm circuits, fire alarm power circuits, and today’s NFPA 72® and NEC® rules. Course 4 in the NFPA 72 Online Course SeriesFire Alarm Circuits — covers the various types of circuits used for fire detection and alarm systems. Working online at your own pace, you’ll learn about the three basic fire alarm circuits that are used to connect initiating devices and notification appliances to fire alarm control units and that are used to interconnect different control units in the same system. Curriculum based on the latest NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code covers control circuits that are used to trigger other emergency control functions. The Fire Alarm Circuits course also addresses fire alarm power circuits, which can provide power to certain types of detectors, relays, or other devices.

2013 NFPA 72®: Initiating Devices Online Program Self-Guided Online Course

Based on the 2013 NFPA 72®, the new Initiating Devices Online Course introduces how to select and use basic fire alarm system initiating devices. Course 2 in the NFPA 72 Online Course SeriesInitiating Devices — addresses the devices used to manually or automatically signal a fire alarm system to initiate responses from equipment and people. Self-paced training developed by experts in NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code covers the most common types of initiating devices and their operating features — providing you with an understanding of how to properly select and apply basic fire alarm initiating devices. Work at your own pace online to learn about manual fire alarm boxes, heat detectors, smoke detectors, waterflow switches, and valve tamper switches. The training also introduces the concepts of initiating device spacing and location.

2013 NFPA 72®: Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems Self-Guided Online Course

Learn how to apply 2013 NFPA 72® ITM requirements and ensure fire alarm and emergency systems you can depend on. Proper ITM is critical to signaling system effectiveness. Course 6 in the NFPA 72 Online Course SeriesInspection, Testing, and Maintenance — covers Code requirements for inspecting, testing, and maintaining fire alarm systems. The lessons review general provisions in NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code involving management of inspections, tests, and system impairments. The training also addresses personnel responsibilities and qualifications. Learn how the Code requirements for acceptance, periodic inspections, and tests differ from one another. These differences result in specific qualification requirements for the persons doing the work. In this course, you’ll also learn how to navigate NFPA 72 to locate specific requirements and frequencies for the testing and visual inspection of fire detection and alarm system components.

2013 NFPA 72®: Notification Appliances Self-Guided Online Course

Based on the 2013 NFPA 72®, the new Notification Appliances Online Course covers both audible and visible notification appliances. Audible and visible notification can be used to trigger the desired occupant behavior, so the success of every system depends on their correct application. Course 3 in the NFPA 72 Online Course SeriesNotification Appliances — covers appliances that are used to alert and inform building occupants and fire alarm system users. Along the way, you will learn some special terminology used for audible signaling and for visible signaling. When discussing audible and visible signaling, the lessons will cover requirements for both public mode and for private mode notification. This course will also provide an overview of other types of notification appliances that you might use in special applications.

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