Fire Alarm System Documentation

Online /
Mar 3, 2025 /
Course Code: 0301-WEB25

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is scheduled for 1 day (2 Hours)

10 am-12 pm Eastern

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop an awareness of the documentation requirements for the installation, verification, testing and maintenance of fire alarm systems in Canada
  • Recognize the requirements in the National Building Code for new construction sites and the National Fire Code for existing buildings on the maintenance of these systems
  • Discover the requirements of the ULC Standards for installation (ULC S524), verification (ULC 537) and inspection (ULC S536) of these systems.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the type of reports and documents required.
  • Identify the type of documents provided by designers, manufacturers and service companies.
  • Recognize the importance of documents being on-site during the life cycle of fire alarm systems in accordance with the codes and standards

This webinar provides an overview of Fire Alarm System documentation required when systems are designed, installed and maintained in buildings.

 Engineers and Designers are required to ensure these documents form part of the System when they are designed and installed in accordance with the National Building Code. Building Owners and Property Managers are required to ensure that these documents form part of the ongoing maintenance of these systems in accordance with the National Fire Code of Canada.

This webinar will provide an overview of the following ULC Standards that are referenced in the National Building and Fire Codes:

  • CAN/ULC S524 Standard for the Installation of Fire Alarm Systems;
  • CAN/ULC S537 Standard for the Verification of Fire Alarm Systems;
  • CAN/ULC S536 Standard for the Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers, Architects, Designers and Contractors for newly constructed buildings
  • Facility Managers, technicians, property managers and superintendents for existing buildings
More Information

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Codes and Regulations

  • National Building Code 2020
  • National Fire Code 2020
  • ULC Standards on Fire Alarm Systems

Installation of Fire Alarm Systems

  • ULC S524 Standard requirements
  • Plans and Specifications as per the Standard
  • Description of systems
  • Sequence of Operation

Verification of Fire Alarm Systems

  • ULC S537 Standard requirements
  • Verification documentation in accordance with the Standard
  • Verification reports, system riser diagrams

Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems

  • ULC S536 Standard requirements
  • Inspection and testing frequency
  • Documents required to be kept on-site

National Building Code 2020 Edition

  • Requirements for documentation
  • Installation and Verification of fire alarm systems

National Fire Code 2020 Edition

  • Requirements for documentation
  • Inspection and testing of fire alarm systems
  • Maintenance requirements of fire alarm systems


John Percy, CFAA Tech, FPO, PFLSE, CFEI

John Percy, Cambridge Fire Department.

John Percy is a certified Canadian Fire Alarm Association Technician (CFAA) for Ontario, public fire & life safety educator and fire prevention officer with the Office of the Fire Marshal. He has over 27 years of experience in the fire protection and fire service industries. He has experience with enforcement of the Ontario Fire & Building codes, fire investigations, education, media relations and building plans examination review. Currently registered (BCIN) as a Fire Protection Inspector with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing in Ontario.

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Fee & Credits

$149 + taxes

  • 0.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 2 Continuing Professional Development Hours (PDHs/CPDs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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