Fire Alarm 16 hours

The Work Zone certificate is a prerequisite for many of the IMSA certifications.

Fire Alarm Certifications

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Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level I

The Associate Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level I program consists of a series of four courses, each followed by a short, multiple choice quiz (Unit Examination). Each course is designed to assist you in furthering your personal and professional growth, as well as contributing to your organizational needs and that of your community. 

Through the Associate Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level I courses, you will review the basics that are really required in your job for that personal and professional growth you desire. Through this program, you will be better prepared to lower the risks of accidents and injuries, further the development of professionalism in the industry, promote the need for Public Safety, and be better prepared to face the next level in the IMSA Fire Alarm Certification Program. 

The study guide includes sections on:

  • Fire Detection Systems Design
  • Understanding Blueprints and Specifications
  • Fire Alarm Wiring and Methods
  • Testing Techniques

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Prerequisites: 
One year of relevant work experience

Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level II

The objectives of the Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level II Certification program are to assist governmental agencies and private companies in lowering the likelihood of unwarranted legal actions; to reduce the incidence of unnecessary and false alarms that are presently plaguing them; and to increase the quality of fire alarm maintenance and code enforcement personnel. You will review the following:

  •  Codes, standards, and system design
  •  Suppression systems and connections
  •  Emergency communications systems, emergency control functions, and system  performance requirements
  •  Computers used for fire alarm programming and computer aided design and drafting (CADD)
  •  Public emergency alarm reporting systems and supervising stations

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Prerequisites:
IMSA Interior Fire Alarm Technician Level I Certification
Two years of relevant work experience

Municipal Fire Alarm Technician Level I

This course will review the basics of municipal fire alarm systems. 

The procedures of specific state and local agencies may vary from those presented in this program.  It is highly recommended that each participant become familiar with the practices of their own agency that has jurisdiction in your area.

This program reviews the fundamentals of :

  • Fire alarm wiring
  • Wiring practices and line construction
  • Understanding fire alarm circuit wiring and fire alarm boxes
  • The volt ohmmeter and its use
  • Work-area safety, liability and flagging

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Prerequisites: 
None

Municipal Fire Alarm Technician Level II

This course is designed to help further your growth in the fire alarm profession and enhance your ability to contribute to your organizational and community needs.

The procedures of specific state and local agencies may vary from those presented in this program.  It is highly recommended that each participant become familiar with the practices of their own applicable agency that has jurisdiction in your area.

This program reviews the fundamentals of :

  • Fire alarm auxiliary reporting systems
  • Fire alarm cabling
  • Municipal (100 mA) fire alarm systems

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Prerequisites:
IMSA Municipal Fire Alarm Technician Level I Certification 
Two (2) Years Experience within the Fire Alarm Field

Fire Alarm Monitoring Technician

This program, along with the IMSA Level I and II Municipal Fire Alarm programs, concentrates on systems and methods to summon assistance to an emergency within a building or area. Although the systems and methods for communicating the emergency vary from area to area, they must be as required by local code and by the Authority Having Jurisdiction. 

This program includes: General supervising station and public fire alarm monitoring system requirements; Supervising station fire alarm systems; Communication methods and requirements; Public fire alarm reporting systems and a glossary.

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