Training Webinar on the Basics of NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems

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Training Webinar on the Basics of NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems

Webinar presentation will educate facility managers, building and fire officials and service providers on the basics of NFPA 72 for fire alarm system components and fundamental requirements.

A new webinar has been prepared by Fire Smarts, LLC to educate facility managers, building and fire officials and service providers worldwide to provide an introduction to NFPA 72 which is the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. This includes an understanding of fire alarm system basics including system components providing detection, notification and communication of an emergency condition. The webinar is part of the online training fire protection resources offered by Fire Smarts.

The “Introduction to NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems” webinar will be presented by fire protection industry expert, Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP, on Thursday, September 14 at 2:00pm Eastern. During this 90-minute training, Mr. Parrish will cover the fire alarm basics of NFPA 72 and discuss fire alarm system components including fire alarm control panels, power supplies, initiating devices such as smoke detectors, duct detectors, heat detectors, pull stations, tamper switches and water-flow switches as well as notification devices such as horns and strobes.

Registration is open to all interested parties. For more information and to register for this webinar click here Introduction to NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Systems.

“NFPA 72 is the foundation of fire alarm systems and there are few with more hands-on experience and qualifications than Tom Parrish in this field,” said Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of Fire Smarts, LLC. “This webinar presentation is a great opportunity to learn and interact with a true fire alarm expert.”

The webinar qualifies for one contact hour of continuing education training as approved by the International Code Council (ICC) and recognized by NICET for professional development as well as several other state jurisdictions. Certificates will be issued to attendees following the webinar. Registered participants unable to attend the live webinar will have access to the webinar recording to view at a later time.

“This presentation will be a great time to review the basics of fire alarm systems that are in most building we enter throughout our day” said Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP. “I enjoy teaching others not only what the code says, but how to apply it in real life situations.”

Webinar instructor, Tom Parrish, SET, CFPS, PSP, has more than 25 years’ experience in fire protection and emergency response. He has held positions with municipal fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services and in private industry system design and installation programs. Today he still serves as an on-call firefighter certified in firefighting, emergency medical treatment, and hazardous materials response. He serves on several NFPA technical committees and is a regular presenter at NFPA meetings and seminars. His professional credentials include Level IV NICET Certified Fire Alarm Technician, Level III NICET Inspections and Testing, and Master Electrician. He is board certified as a Physical Security Professional by ASIS and holds a bachelor’s in Industrial Technology from the Kean University of New Jersey.

This presentation is part of the monthly training webinar series organized by Fire Smarts to deliver quality NFPA based fire protection training. For more information and to register for this webinar visit

About Fire Smarts, LLC: Fire Smarts, LLC is a nationally recognized provider of fire protection education and training services. With specialized expertise in the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards the company’s team of internationally recognized instructors create and deliver custom fire suppression and fire alarm training solutions for building and fire officials, contractors and business organizations internationally. Fire Smarts is a Preferred Provider with the International Code Council (ICC) to deliver approved training programs for CEU’s toward ICC Certifications.

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