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48 Hour Fire Alarm Class Laurel

October 5 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

A 48 hour course that provides hands-on training.

Saturdays 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Oct. 5th – Nov. 23rd 2024
Laurel, MD



IEC National Fire Alarm Systems Curriculum.  This Course is based on Requirements specified in NFPA’s National Fire Alarm Code (2022)– NFPA 72.

This unique and informative course will provide qualified journeyman electricians with the knowledge necessary to work on fire alarm systems. The ESTS Fire Alarm I Course is designed for experienced electricians, such as those specializing in fire alarm systems and limited energy. Taking the course in conjunction with NFPA 72 (2022) will help prepare installers to sit for NICET certification.

Students will need to bring The NFPA 72 (2022) and Hand Tools for Meter to Circuit Testing & Lab Sessions.

Course Topics

  • Basic functions of Fire Alarm systems
  • Types of Fire Alarm systems
  • Fire Alarm Control Systems
  • Fire Alarm Control Units
  • Initiation Devices
  • Notification Devices
  • Fire Alarm Circuits & Pathways
  • Supervising Station Alarm systems
  • Fire Alarm systems –Inspection, testing and maintenance
  • False Alarm Prevention
  • Circuit Testing & Lab
  • Emergency Communication systems


  • Early Registration: $1,282.50
  • Standard Registration: $1,425.00
  • Members receive 25% discount

Cancellation deadline is 14 business days prior to seminar. All cancellations received after deadline and/or no-shows will be billed and/or are non-refundable. IEC Chesapeake A&T has the right to cancel class if less than 12 students register.

About the Instructor:

Bernie Grubb has worked in the fire alarm industry for over 15 years and is NICET Level III certified as well as certified to program Kidde (VS), Siemens Desigo, Silent Knight/Farenhyt, FireLite, and Bosch.  His resume includes large commercial install, troubleshooting, programming, maintenance, design, project management, and estimating with experience in  all the major brands; Edwards/Kidde, Simplex, Siemens, Notifier, Silent Knight/Farenhyt, FCI Gamewell, Bosch, and FireLite.  Additionally Mr. Grubb is knowledgeable in NFPA 70, NFPA 72, NFPA 101, IBC codes and the UL certification processes for fire alarm systems.



October 5
7:00 am - 2:00 pm


IEC Chesapeake


IEC Chesapeake
8751 Freestate Drive, Suite 250
Laurel, MD 20723 United States
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