Fire Alarm Module 1: Fire Detection and Alarm Systems and Standards

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Organisation profile

With a focus on electrification, automation and digitalisation, Siemens stands for engineering excellence, innovation and reliability. Operating in Ireland since 1925, Siemens is one of the world’s leading electronics and electrical engineering companies, operating in the industry, energy, building technologies and healthcare sectors, as well as providing infrastructure solutions for cities and metropolitan areas.

Training aim

To provide the attendee with an overview of the current Fire Detection and Alarm standards (IS3218:2013) with a focus on design considerations & installation best practice.

Learning objectives

Attendees should:

  • Understand the regulatory environment
  • Differentiate between various categories of systems
  • False Alarm reduction at Design stage
  • Best practice and solutions
  • New technology in the Fire Industry 

Course outline

1. Air Sampling

2. Siting Of Detectors

3. Voids

4. Audible and Visual Alarms

5. Sound Levels

6. Control and Indicating Equipment (CIE)

7. Cable Type

8. Cable Installation

9. False Alarms

10. Manual Call Points

11. Categories

12. Where Are We Going

13. Q and A

14. Test

Trainer's profile

John Hanlon, Business Development Manager with Siemens Building Technologies - Fire Division. He has 24 years Fire industry experience. John is a electrician by trade and moved in to the Fire Industry as a Commissioning Engineer.  Johns' role now involves design and engineering Fire Alarm and Fire Suppression solutions for customers across all industries

Course duration

60 minutes

Assessment & certification

Attendance & successful completion of short exam

Who should attend

Mechanical and Electrical consulting engineers