NFPA 72 Fire Alarm: What Gets Attached to Sprinkler Systems?


Course Description:

This 2 Hour class will review the requirements of the Florida Fire Prevention code (NFPA1) per 69A-60 and 633.202, and what is required for proper system Interfacing between fire alarm systems and sprinkler systems. The basic layout of NFPA 72 will be discusses as well as the difference between a building fire alarm system and a Dedicated function Sprinkler monitoring systems, The multiple inputs that interface the fire alarm and sprinkler systems will also be discussed State requirements for properly qualified technicians will be explained. The periodic frequencies and other key definitions will also be reviewed.   This class will reference the FFPC 2020 edition, NFPA 1 2018 Edition and NFPA 72. 2016 edition.


FFPC 2020 edition
Applicable sections

  • Chapter 2 Referenced documents.
  • Chapter 13 Fire Protection Systems

Scope and Purpose of NFPA 72 Chapter

  • Definitions Chapter 3
  • Fundamentals Chapter 10
    • Power supply requirements
    • Qualifications
    • Circuit identification and Breaker locks
    • Basic functions
  • Initiating Devices Chapter 17
    • Smoke detectors
    • Waterflow switches
    • Pressure switches
    • Supervisory devices
  • Protected premise Systems Chapter 23
  • Building fire alarm systems
  • Dedicated function fire alarm systems
  • Basic functions
  • Basic system operations

Instructor: Tom Parrish

2 Hours of Continuing Education

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