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Northwest Automatic Fire Alarm Association

NWAFAA Fall Training Day 3 - Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing

  • Thursday, November 07, 2024
  • 08:00 - 17:00
  • Mohawk Business Park Training Center 7991 SW Mohawk St Tualatin, OR 97062



Fire Alarm System Inspection and Testing
Based on the NFPA 72, 2022 edition

Course Description

This basic application course reviews the requirements for fire alarm systems inspection and testing; how to perform the tests properly; and how to conduct visual inspections to satisfy the requirements of NFPA 72, The National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code.

This seminar is beneficial for installers performing acceptance or reacceptance tests of new fire alarm systems; service technicians performing periodic testing and inspection of existing fire alarm systems; building and fire inspectors witnessing acceptance and reacceptance testing; and personnel representing the owner that has responsibility for the testing and inspection of fire alarm systems in their facilities.

Course Objective

Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to determine the testing and inspection requirements of NFPA 72 and how to perform these tests, as well why it is important to conduct the inspections using the established guidelines. Why are inspections required and how the requirements were developed. IBC/IFC Code Requirements for Inspection and Testing as well as documentation and record keeping requirements.

This course consists of 7 Contact Hours for continuing education. The student must attend entire seminar to receive credit.

Course Materials

Student workbook (provided electronically)

Students should bring the respective edition of NPFA 72 for the course.

Calculator, pencils and note paper (Student to provide)

Course Outline

Part 1: NICET T&I Certification Information and Pre-Quiz

Part 2: Code Requirements for Inspection and Testing

Part 3: NFPA 72: Chapter 10 Qualifications and Chapter 14 – Inspection and Testing

Part 4: Record keeping and Documentation.

Part 5: Post Quiz



Tom Hammerberg is an independent contractor and retired from the Automatic Fire Alarm Association in June 2017.He continues to present seminars nationally. Tom has been in the alarm industry for 44 years and was with AFAA for 23 years, serving as President/Executive Director and Director of Industry Relations. Tom is NICET Level IV certified in the field of Fire Alarm Systems and is a Certified Fire Protection Specialist.

The NWAFAA is a chapter of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association serving the Pacific Northwest. This organization brings together Engineers, AHJ's, Vendors, Installers, Manufacturers and End Users in the fire alarm industry to further the industry.

7324 SW Durham Rd
Portland, OR 97224

  Northwest Automatic Fire Alarm Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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