Fire Detection and Alarm Systems 3-day, 3rd-party Certified course incorporating I.S.3218:2013 - the

Organisation profile

PCCE Training and PCCE Consulting are the two primary elements of the operations of Paul Condron Consulting Engineering Ltd. From a background of building services consulting engineering throughout Ireland and also in various international locations Paul Condron has developed extensive experience in the areas of life safety services

Training aim

To provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of the FDAS Process - Fire Strategy Development; comprehensive Design Process instruction;  Installation; Commissioning; User and Servicing.

Learning objectives

This Theory/Design Course will equip participants with the detailed and structured knowledge to contribute to the Design of FDAS installations.

 The correct implementation of the course content will allow successful attendees to develop and demonstrate  their competence in all aspects of FDAS installations.

Course outline

Foundation Module – Fundamentals of Fire Safety

Review of I.S.3218:2013

The Characteristics of Fire:

The Fire Alarm System Process: Strategy/Design Implementation/User/Service

Detailed guidance on all aspects of FDAS Design: CIEs; Zoning; MCPs; Device choice/placement; Alarm devices and VADs; 3rd party interfaces; Interface Matrix;

Commissioning; Cause and Effect; Handover; Training

Residential FDAS systems

Limiting False Alarms

User Responsibilities

Service and Maintenance:

Trainer's profile

Paul Condron:

◦              Chartered Engineer, Registered Consulting Engineer,

◦              40 years Design Experience,

◦              12 years Course Development and Presentation,

◦              Member of NSAI - I.S.3218 and I.S 3217 Standards Committees.

Frank Pierce:

◦              40 years Design and Product Experience,

◦              FDAS Field and Management experience,

◦              Extensive FDAS System and Device training,

◦              18 years Course Development and Presentation,

◦              Member of NSAI - I.S.3218 and I.S 3217 Standards Committees

◦              Ireland Representative on EN 54 Europe

Course duration

3 x 1-days over 3-weeks. 09:00 - 16:30 eacg day

Assessment & certification

2.5 hr written exam on separate date. Closed and Open-book tests. Designed to level QQI Level 6 (Special Purpose). Certified through MSC - Wexford.

Who should attend

Any parties who wish to gain a thorough understanding of the FDAS process with a strong emphasis on all aspects of Design. Includes Consultants; Fire Officers; Contractors, and large Users


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