NBFAA Launches Second Online NTS Course

The National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) has launched its second online National Training School (NTS) course, Fire Alarm Installation Methods (FAIM).

Fire alarm technicians and designers no longer have to sit in a classroom for the two-day, 16-hour training but can take the course from a computer at either work or home. The Fire Alarm Installation Methods course is important for technicians because of state building code requirements.

Both the online and classroom version of the course teach the installation, service and maintenance of fire alarm systems, as well as providing the necessary review material to begin preparing for NICET Level 1 and 2 examinations. The course follows the structure of NFPA 72 and is based on the 2002 edition of NFPA 72 and NFPA 70.

"With NBFAA online training in place, alarm company owners now have easy, cost-efficient access to first-class training for their employees ' which is especially important when time and travel to take classroom courses is difficult," said NBFAA Director of Education and Standards Dale Eller.

The Fire Alarm Installation Methods course, which went live on March 22, will be followed by a third online course, Advanced Burglar Alarm Technician (ABAT), by the end of 2005.

The first online course, NBFAA's Alarm Technician (Level 1), went live on Oct. 13, 2004. According to Eller, the quality is first-rate and NTS has received very positive responses from major security companies who have already used the training.

All NBFAA members receive a 40 percent discount off on-line training courses. For more information contact NTS at 866-636-1687 or nts@alarm.org.