Requirements for Maintenance and Inspection of Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

Online /
January 13, 20 and 27, 2025 /
Course Code: 15-0107-ONL25

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
This course is held online over 3 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):

10:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

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

  • Develop an awareness of the codes and regulations governing the maintenance of fire protection
    systems and equipment
  • Recognize the required performance of fire protection systems and equipment components.
  • Discover the necessary inspection and maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the requirements for personnel egress and access by emergency vehicles
  • Update your existing fire protection maintenance and inspection program.

The integrity of appropriate fire protection systems and equipment in a facility is essential to minimize personnel risk and protect the facility and equipment within the facility. This course examines equipment associated with the following:
a) protecting personnel (alarms, emergency lighting, etc.) in the event of a fire and
b) minimizing the impact of a fire on equipment and property (sprinkler systems, extinguishing devices, etc.)

The concluding topic of the course will be a checklist that can be applied to the participant's facility.

Course Outline:

  • Code Enforcement
  • Codes and Regulations
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Pumps and Water Supply
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Personnel Egress/Exiting
  • Fire Access Routes
  • Fire Safety Plans
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Kitchen Suppression Systems
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Exercise
  • Other Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Program Justification

Who Should Attend
Institutional, commercial and industrial facility managers, engineers, supervisors and superintendents. Plant operation and maintenance engineers, technicians and supervisors. Staff responsible for fire protection systems in kitchen facilities and Insurance company representatives.

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Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.


Day 1

Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Preview, Learning Outcomes and the Assessment Method

Code Enforcement

  • Owner(s) responsibility
  • Fire Official’s perspective as the Authority Having Jurisdiction “AHJ”
  • Enforcement process

Codes and Regulations

  • National Building Code
  • National Fire Code
  • Definitions for inspect, test and check
  • Scheduling Inspections
  • Records
  • Logbooks

Sprinkler Systems

  • Types of systems
  • System components
  • Types of heads
  • Alarms
  • Fire Department connections
  • NFPA 13 Standard
  • NFPA 25 Standard
  • Inspection and maintenance

Fire Pumps and Water Supply

  • Pumps and pump drivers
  • Piping and valves
  • Heat tracing
  • Control panels
  • Drafting tubes and water reservoirs
  • Inspection and maintenance

Fire Hydrants

  • Markings
  • Signage
  • Inspection and maintenance

Day II

Personnel Egress/Exiting

  • Means of egress
  • Exits
  • Access to exits
  • Doors, crash bars and door closures
  • Elevators
  • Travel distances
  • Occupant loads
  • Inspection and maintenance


Fire Access Routes

  • National Building Code requirements
  • Signage
  • Gates

Fire Safety Plans

  • Emergency organization structure
  • Emergency evacuation plan
  • Training and drills
  • Annual review requirements


Emergency Lighting

  • Generators, batteries
  • Testing
  • Inspection and maintenance

Kitchen Suppression Systems

  • System components
  • Extinguishing agents
  • NFPA 96 Standard
  • Inspection and maintenance


Fire Alarm Systems

  • Types
  • Detectors and signals
  • Control panels
  • ULC listed monitoring
  • Smoke alarms for residential houses
  • ULC S536 Inspections Standard
  • Testing
  • Inspection and maintenance


Other Fire Fighting Equipment

  • Standpipe and Hose Systems
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Inspection and maintenance

Program Justification

  • Authorities having jurisdiction over “AHJ”
  • Justifying the dollar and manpower resources required
  • Contracting out inspection and maintenance services
  • Satisfying insurance carriers
  • False alarm charges

Participants will be provided with guidance to develop a maintenance and inspection checklist specific to their own facility. In advance, participants will be requested to bring details of their annual inspection reports and fire protection equipment.

Questions and Answers and Feedback to Participants on Achievement of Learning Outcomes


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

$1995 + taxes

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

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