Fire-Lite offers free fire alarm training

Class schedule announced for early 2009, covers basics, installation, programming


Fire-Lite, a division of Honeywell international which produces equipment for fire detection and alarming, is hosting a series of training courses which will be held throughout 2009. The fire system training classes are offered free of charge and include more than 50 locations. The materials covered in the courses range from basics of fire alarms to hands-on installation and programming and are designed primarily for dealers installing and servicing such systems. The company has announced the dates and locations for the first four months of the year.

Courses are listed as follows: Date, Location, Course Title

January 27 – 29, Atlanta, GA - MiniScan
February 4 – 5, Albuquerque, NM - SuperLite
February 10 – 12, Raleigh, NC - MiniScan
February 10 – 12, Marlboro, MA - MiniScan
February 25 – 26, New Orleans, LA - SuperLite
February 24 – 26, Minneapolis, MN - MiniScan
March 3 – 5, Los Angeles, CA - MiniScan
March 10 – 12, Birmingham, AL - MiniScan
March 10 – 12, Baltimore, MD - MiniScan
March 17 – 19, Detroit, MI - MiniScan
March 24 – 26, Orlando, FL - MiniScan
March 24 – 26, Northford, CT - MiniScan
March 31 – April 2, Pittsburgh, PA - MiniScan
April 7 – 8, Houston, TX - SuperLite
April 14 – 16, Phoenix, AZ - MiniScan
April 14 – 16, Des Moines, IA - MiniScan
April 22 – 23, St. Louis, MO - SuperLite
April 28 – 30, Buffalo, NY - MiniScan

The MiniScan Academy is a three-day training program which begins with a half-day Basic Fire Alarm Technology course covering the basic building blocks of modern conventional and addressable fire alarm systems. It covers the primary and secondary functions of a fire alarm control panel, various initiating and notification devices, digital communicators, waterflow alarm and sprinkler monitoring. The academy continues with training on Fire-Lite's conventional and addressable fire alarm control panels. Product features, installation methods, programming and troubleshooting are taught through practical hands-on exercises.

Installation and configuration of Fire-Lite’s IPDACT, a module that enables the transmission of alarms from a fire alarm control panel via any IP network line (i.e. ADSL, cable, Internet), is also covered. New for 2009 is a final segment on Power Supply Fundamentals has been enhanced to include a hands-on practical exercise covering the most common applications using Fire-Lite’s FCPS-24FS series power supplies.

The SuperLite Academy is a two-day course featuring instruction and hands-on exercises in the capabilities, installation, programming and troubleshooting of all Fire-Lite manufactured addressable control panels. The SuperLite Academy will wrap-up with two hours of installation and configuration training on Fire-Lite’s IPDACT module that enables the transmission of alarms from a fire alarm control panel via any IP network line (i.e. ADSL, cable, Internet).

The courses offered from Fire-Lite qualify for continuing education credits from the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA). More information, including a complete course description, prerequisite information and online registration is available at www.firelite.com.