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The following classroom based courses are currently only available in the Lower Mainland (British Columbia).

Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection - CAN/ULC-S536-13

Verification of Fire Alarm Systems - CAN/ULC-S537-13

Fire Alarm Communicator Installation, Servicing, and Testing - CAN/ULC-S561-13

Building Life Safety Systems Integrated Testing (Commissioning) - CAN/ULC-S1001-11

Fire Alarm Installation - CAN/ULC-S524-14

 

FIRE ALARM VERIFICATION

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (LSST)
“V” (Verification)

FTN-LSST-V COURSE - Individual Registration -  $925.00 (or $725.00*)
ASTTBC RFPT or CFAA Certified Technicians qualify for a special rebate
(bring your identification to the first class along with your receipt)
*If you already own copies of the Standards (listed below), please select the
“LSST-V Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to twenty (20) participants
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of BCIT Fire Alarm Course,
CFAA Courses 1 & 5, or FTN-LSST-F Course.  An individual on the
City of Vancouver’s Bulletin 2003-009-BU/EL, or a CFAA or ASTTBC
registered/certified technician in the employ of a manufacturer also qualifies.

The $925.00 Course Fee includes ULC Standards Package #3!

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is the educational component for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Technician (LSST) in the Fire Alarm Verification Discipline (“V”).  The course covers requirements for fire alarm system installation (conventional and addressable systems), Verification of Fire Alarm Systems (conventional and addressable systems), the annual testing component of a Section 7 Verification (conventional and addressable systems), audibility and intelligibility testing, as well as testing of large area networks, interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems, Command and Control Facility (CACF), smoke and elevator control.

The course will explore Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1-12 Part 1 Sections 10 and 32, CSA B44-2010, British Columbia Building Code 2012 & Vancouver Building Bylaw 2014 (NBC 2010), CAN/ULC-S524-14, CAN/ULC-S537-13, and CAN/ULC-S561-13.  It will prepare the successful graduate for participation in the Integrated Life Safety Systems Commissioning Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) and offers the following hands-on training:

  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-8500 and Mircom FX-2000 fully addressable fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-5008 and Mircom FA-1000 conventionally wired fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, initialize, program, and troubleshoot an extinguishment releasing panel,
  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot POTTER PFC-6006, DSC-NEO and DSC PC-1616ULC Communicator, stand-alone 3G3070 GSM, and a variety of integral GSM, and IP based secondary communications modules,
  • Use and operation of audibility, intelligibility, digital multi-meters and manometers to perform the required testing of fire alarm field devices in accordance with the Standards,
  • Get up close and personal with an air aspirating detector

Course consists of twenty-five (25) evening classes
held every Tuesday and Thursday commencing
January 22, 2019 from 1830 - 2100 hours
at the Port Coquitlam Campus of the Industry Training Authority.
Course is sixty (60) hours with a 2.5 hour final examination
(you must score 80% or higher to pass).
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT instruction days.

Register before December 25th, 2018 to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

LSST-V Course Options

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
The Mircom Group of Companies (http://www.mircomgroup.com)
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)


 

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED TESTING

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS SPECIALIST (CLSS)

FTN-CLSS COURSE - Individual Registration -  $1870.00 (or $1345.00*)
APEG Members receive a special discount
*If you already own copies of the Standards (listed below), please select the
“CLSS Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to twenty (20) participants
Pre-requisite: FTN-LSST-B, C, E, F, G, K, P, V, & W or
APEG Registered Professional Engineer
(Electrical Discipline)

The $1870.00 Course Fee includes ULC Standards Package #3!

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is the educational component for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Specialist (CLSS).  The course covers requirements for the Commissioning of Building Life Safety Systems (Integrated Testing) which includes topics on fire alarm system installation (conventional and addressable systems), Verification of Fire Alarm Systems (conventional and addressable systems), the annual testing component of a Section 6 Verification (conventional and addressable systems), audibility and intelligibility testing, as well as testing of large area networks, interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems, Command and Control Facility (CACF), smoke and elevator control.  Testing of Fire Pumps, Emergency Generators, UPS Systems will also be covered.

The course will explore Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1-12 Part 1 Sections 10 and 32, CSA B44-2007, British Columbia Building Code 2012 & Vancouver Building Bylaw 2014 (NBC 2010), British Columbia Fire Code 2012, CAN/ULC-S524-14, CAN/ULC-S537-13, CAN/ULC-S561-13 and CAN/ULC-S1001-11.  It will prepare the successful graduate to plan, facilitate and document the Integrated Life Safety Systems (Commissioning) Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) now required by the Building Code and successfully meet the new requirement slated for adoption in Section 6.8 of the NFC 2015.

Course consists of thirty (30) evening classes
held every Friday commencing January 25, 2019 from 1900 - 2130 hours
at the Port Coquitlam Campus of the Industry Training Authority.
Course is seventy-five (75) hours with a 2.5 hour final examination
(you must score 80% or higher to pass).
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT class days.

Register before December 25th, 2018 to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

CLSS Course Options

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
The Mircom Group of Companies (http://www.mircomgroup.com)
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)

 

FIRE ALARM COMMUNICATOR INSTALLATION
COMMISSIONING, TESTING & SERVICE

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (LSST)

FTN-LSST-COM COURSE - Individual Registration -  $750.00 (or $585.00*)
ASTTBC RFPT, CFAA Certified Technicians, or TQ’d Security Installers
working for CANASA member companies qualify for a special rebate
(bring your identification to the first class along with your receipt)
*If you already own copies of the Standard (listed below), please select the
“LSST-COM Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to twenty (20) participants
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of BCIT Fire Alarm Course,
CFAA Courses 1 & 5, or Security Alarm TQ.  An individual on the
City of Vancouver’s Bulletin 2003-009-BU/EL also qualifies.

The $750.00 Course Fee includes licensed copies of
CAN/ULC-S524-14 (Amendment 1) & CAN/ULC-S561-13

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is one of the educational components for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Technician (LSST) in the Fire Alarm Inspection Discipline (“F”) or Technical Qualification in Fire Alarm Communicator Installation (TQ-FAC).  The course covers requirements for stand-alone communicator system installation (on both conventional and addressable fire alarm control panels), UDACT communicator installations, the annual testing requirements (and Appendix “C” report), stand-alone interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, and periodic testing requirements, and elevator emergency monitoring.

Course explores elevator emergency call systems (CSA B44-2010), British Columbia Building Code 2015 & Vancouver Building Bylaw 2014 (NBC-2010), interconnection requirements in CAN/ULC-S524-14, and testing requirements in both CAN/ULC-S536-13 & CAN/ULC-S537-13.  It will prepare the successful graduate to participate in the Integrated Life Safety Systems Commissioning Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) and provides the following hands-on training:

  • Identify the alarm, trouble, and supervisory relays and terminate to a POTTER PFC-8500 and Mircom FX-2000 fully addressable fire alarm control,
  • Identify the alarm, trouble, and supervisory relays and terminate to a POTTER PFC-5008 and Mircom FA-1000 conventionally wired fire alarm control,
  • Identify the alarm, trouble, and supervisory relays and terminate to an extinguishment releasing panel,
  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot POTTER PFC-6006, DSC-NEO and DSC PC-1616ULC Communicator, stand-alone 3G3070 GSM, and a variety of integral GSM, and IP based secondary communications modules,
  • Use and operation digital multi-meters to perform the required Appendix “C” testing of fire alarm field devices in accordance with the Standards

Course consists of eleven (11) evening classes
held every Monday and Wednesday commencing
January 21, 2019 from 1900 - 2130 hours
at the Port Coquitlam Campus of the Industry Training Authority.
Course is twenty-five (25) hours with a 2.5 hour final examination
(you must score 80% or higher to pass).
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT instruction days.

Register before December 25th to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

LSST-COM Course Options

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
The Mircom Group of Companies (http://www.mircomgroup.com)
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)

 

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM INSPECTION & TESTING

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (LSST)
“F” (Fire Alarm Testing)

FTN-LSST-F COURSE - Individual Registration -  $925.00 (or $725.00*)

*If you already own copies of the Standards (listed below), please select the
“LSST-F Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to twenty (20) participants
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of BCIT Electronics Course (or equivalent),
CFAA Course 1.

The $925.00 Course Fee includes ULC Standards Package #3!

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is the educational component for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Technician (LSST) in Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing Discipline (“F”).  The course covers requirements for fire alarm system installation (conventional and addressable systems), Periodic testing of Fire Alarm Systems (conventional and addressable systems), audibility and intelligibility testing basics, as well as testing of large area networks, interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems, Command and Control Facility (CACF), smoke and elevator control.

The course will explore elements of:

Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1-15 Part 1 Sections 10 and 32,
CSA B44 (Elevator Code),
British Columbia Fire Code 2018,
Vancouver Fire Bylaw 2014 (NFC 2010),
CAN/ULC-S1001-11 (Integrated Testing)
CAN/ULC-S524-14, and
CAN/ULC-S561-13

It will also prepare the successful graduate for participation in the Integrated Life Safety Systems Commissioning Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) that is going to be required when NFC 2015 is adopted Provincially.  The following hands-on training is included:

  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-8500 and Mircom FX-2000 fully addressable fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-5008 and Mircom FA-1000 conventionally wired fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, initialize, program, and troubleshoot an extinguishment releasing panel,
  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot POTTER PFC-6006, DSC-NEO and DSC PC-1616ULC Communicator, stand-alone 3G3070 GSM, and a variety of integral GSM, and IP based secondary communications modules,
  • Use and operation of audibility, intelligibility, digital multi-meters and manometers to perform the required testing of fire alarm field devices in accordance with the Standards,
  • Get up close and personal with an air aspirating detector

Course consists of seven (7) all day and one (1) half day sessions
held on consecutive Saturdays commencing
January 26, 2019 from 0800 - 1700 hours
at the Port Coquitlam Campus of the Industry Training Authority.
Course is sixty (60) hours (with a 2.5 hour final examination).
You must score 80% or higher to pass.
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT class days

Register before December 25th, 2018, to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
(classroom locations to be determined)
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

LSST-F Course Options

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
The Mircom Group of Companies (http://www.mircomgroup.com)
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)

 

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