FSSA Training Program Period 2
Period 2 includes all the course offerings listed below.
- Basics of Codes & Standards
- This course will provide a broad overview of the organizations that help create codes and standards and understand the major codes and standards that affect equipment, agents, layout, installation and maintenance of special hazard fire protection systems. This course will also help to understand the basic processes by which codes and standards are created, adopted and revised.
- Basic Communication Skills
- This course covers both written and verbal communication skills that are just as important to your professional success as technical knowledge is. Verbal communication skills covered include some rules of thumb, do’s and don’ts, body language and listening techniques. Written communications skills covered include definitions for parts of speech, sentence structure and example sentences.
- Simple Design Fundamentals
- This course will cover the following objectives and provide information on how to be able to create a layout for a simple special hazard fire suppression or fire alarm system. The course will provide basic knowledge on what information should be provided as part of the simple design and will help you understand the fundamentals and requirements for preparing a simple design drawing.
- Basic Cylinder Handling
- This course covers how to disable, transport and store compressed gas cylinders, what personal protective equipment should be used and recognizing different cylinder valve and anti-recoil device types. This course also shows examples of what can happen when a cylinder under stored pressure accidentally discharges, covers proper transportation techniques and DOT requirements.
- Basic Detection Methods
- This course covers detection strategy and the different types of detection including smoke, heat and flame detection. This course also covers multi-sensor and multi-criteria detectors as well as video smoke detection, gas detection and detector zoning methods including cross-zoning, counting zones and sequential verification.
- Basic Detector Spacing
- This course covers the codes that affect where detection is required and how to provide it, help identify what is involved with determining performance of the detection system and be able to identify correct and incorrect methods of detector spacing in a given application. This course also covers definitions of listed spacing, nominal spacing, design spacing and radius of coverage.
- Basic Fundamentals of Fire Extinguishment
- This course will help the student gain an understanding of fire science, learn about the various types of fire extinguishing technologies and understand how each technology extinguishes the fire. These extinguishing technologies include Clean Agents, CO2, Wet Chemical, Dry Chemical, Foam, Water Sprinkler and Water Spray and the NFPA standards that pertain to each.
- Basic Extinguishing Agents
- Intro to Special Hazards
- Overview of Gaseous Agents
- Clean Agents
- Water Mist
This course covers the various types of extinguishing agents and their role in special hazard fire protection hazards This includes a detailed, multi-section breakdown of various agents including clean agents, CO2, Inert gases, water mist and hybrid systems. The section breakdown for each agent provides an overview on principles and capabilities, suitability and safety considerations, design concentrations, delivery systems, testing procedures and code requirements.
- Pre-Engineered Systems
- Dry Chemical
- Wet Chemical
This two section course will cover in detail the two most common pre-engineered systems; dry chemical and wet chemical systems. This course will review for both: the applicable codes and standards, components, system requirements, total flooding systems, local application systems, inspection, testing, maintenance and recharge of these systems.
- Basic Fire Alarm Systems
- This multi-section and multi-discipline course covers fire alarm systems as they pertain to NFPA 72 , the National Fire Alarm Code, and details the fundamentals, circuits and pathways, testing and maintenance procedures, initiating devices, notification appliances and emergency control functions.
- Area, Volume, Weight Calculations
- This course will define and help determine different classifications and units of measure, common conversions, how do find areas and volumes of given shapes and how they apply to fire protection hazards. This course also covers enclosure configurations and how different volumes are defined and applied to NFPA standards for the purposes of designing total flooding suppression systems.
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