Fire Alarm Systems: Codes and Standard Requirements for Installation, Verification and Testing

Online /
Jun 12, 2023 /
Course Code: 0609-WEB23

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

  • Identify the codes and standards which govern the proper installation, verification and testing/maintenance of fire alarm systems
  • Reference and provide an overview of the National Building and Fire Codes, 2020 edition and the ULC Standards to confirm compliance of fire alarm systems.
  • Analyze Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Standards:
    • CAN/ULC-S524 Standard for the Installation of Fire Alarm Systems
    • CAN/ULC-S536 Standard for the Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems
    • CAN/ULC-S537 Standard for the Verification of Fire Alarm Systems

Only a well-designed and functioning fire alarm system can protect people and the building from a fire emergency incident. This webinar will provide participants with the tools needed to install, verify, test and the maintenance of these systems. The National Building and Fire Code 2020 edition and related Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) Standards will be referenced.

Course Outline:

  • What is the definition and purpose of a fire alarm system;
  • What are the components and functions of fire alarm systems;
  • When are fire alarm systems required to be installed in accordance with the National Building Code;
  • What are the ULC Standard requirements for the Installation and Verification of fire alarm systems in relation to the National Building Code
  • What are the ULC Standard requirements for the Testing and Maintenance of fire alarm systems with regard to the National Fire Code

Who Should Attend:

Fire Alarm System Designers and Engineers; Installation and Service personnel; Electrical Project Engineers and Supervisors; Building Owners; Property Managers; Superintendents; Maintenance Personnel; Building and Fire Inspectors.

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 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


John Percy, CFAA Tech, FPO, PFLSE, CFEI

John Percy is Captain of Fire Prevention with the Cambridge Fire Department. He has over 25 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 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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