Fire Alarm Continuing Education… in class or online
We offer continuing education for Registered Fire Alarm Technicians, which gives you credits toward your annual quotas for registration renewal. You need 8 credits a year, of which 2 must be “Category One”. If, like most technicians, you renew annually with CFAA, credits must be taken within the 12 months preceding your renewal. If you renew every two years, the credits must be taken within the preceding 24 months. More info at www.cfaa.ca/cecreditform.aspx. If you are unemployed or if your employer will pay for this training, you may be eligible for government help with the cost. Contact us if you would like to explore this.
Online Video Training — 24 hours a day:
Live Instructor-Led Zoom Sessions:
CFAA will be requiring each technician to take at least 2 “mandatory” credits from CFAA exclusively, later this year. We are offering 6-hour online Zoom sessions, suitable for 6 CFAA “industry-related” (old Category Five, new Category Two”) credits. The cost is $150.00. For full credit you must pass a knowledge test at the end. With these credits plus two mandatory CFAA credits you can fill all of your requirements for one year.
Class size is limited to 35 people, so you receive personal attention for the questions that matter to you. You will receive a full pdf with presentation notes.
8:30 to 3 PM
Smoke Control, Sequence of Operations and Risk Assessment: a new course for 2021
instructor Rick Murray, C.E.T., L.E.L., Eng.L. B.C., CFI-1, GIFireE
Current Classroom Continuing Ed Topics (offered in public sessions but also available in private sessions at your premises.):
- Smoke Control, Sequences of Operation and Fire Safety Risk Assessment for Fire Alarm Technicians (6 hours)
- Smoke Control (3 hours): Understand purposes and configurations of smoke control, and related technician responsibilities and opportunities.
- Sequence of Operations (2 hours): Know the concepts, recognize typical documentation, know how to inspect and understand your responsibilities.
- Fire Safety Risk Assessment (1 hour): Be able to find, size up and compare life safety, personal and business risks in fire alarm work; think about business and CFAA ethics in your decisions.
- Critical Fire Alarm Updates (8 hours). Consists of:
- Building Code Changes (3 hours): Discusses changes in effect Jan. 1 2020 in Ontario, including changes to CAN/ULC standards S524 and S537.
- Electromagnetic Locking Devices (Maglocks) (1.5 hours): The new rules and practical advice.
- CAN/ULC-S1001, Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems (1.5 hours): Practical implications of the new standard.
- Fire Safety Plans (1 hour): What you need to know.
- Knowledge Test
- The Real Effects of Fire: Emerging Trends (8 hours). Consists of:
- Fire Code Retrofit (3 hours): Discusses the history leading to new regulations, in place in Ontario and Quebec and in discussion in Alberta and BC, on Fire Code Retrofit of Vulnerable Occupancies. Discusses those regulations.
- Life Cycle of a Fire Alarm (1.5 hours): Highlights events in the life cycle of a system that require decisions, maintenance, inspections or upgrades.
- Logbook (1.5 hours): Examines in detail the correct use of logbooks for systems.
- Knowledge Test
- Intricacies of Verification and Inspection (8 hours): Highlights tricky areas of ULC S537-04 and ULC S536-04, and how to navigate them.