Fire-Lite Alarms sees boost in training program enrollment

NORTHFORD, Conn., October 19, 2009 – Fire-Lite Alarms by Honeywell continues to host its traditional series of fire alarm systems trainings free-of-charge throughout the US. Courses cover a wide range of technical information, including installation, programming and trouble-shooting with practical hands-on exercises using the latest fire alarm control and IP communication products from Fire-Lite Alarms.

According to Fire-Lite Alarms’ Instructional Curriculum Developer and Senior Technical Trainer, Tom Rosa, demand for training is up. “Course enrollment is topping-out more than ever and I think it’s because of the top-notch education students receive. The high-level of instruction combined with many hands-on labs is very unusual for a free class,” says Rosa. “Many are coming to learn more about addressable systems and move away from conventional technology. Others are looking for additional hands-on training with the panels and our new IP Communicator.”

This year, Fire-Lite’s training schedule includes more than 60 courses taking place nationwide, free-of-charge. Training sessions in 2009 with room still available are as follows:

MiniScan Academy (3 Days)

A three-day training that 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! 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.

SuperLite Academy (2 Days)

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).

Fire-Lite courses qualify attendees for various NBFAA (National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association) continuing education credits. All Fire-Lite products are non-proprietary, sold over-the-counter throughout the United States and Canada. Visit for complete course descriptions, prerequisite information and online registration.