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Courses currently in development include:

Passive Building Life Safety Systems

Egress Path Marker Systems

Extinguisher Inspection - NFPA 10(2007)

Unit Emergency Lighting Testing & Inspection

Mass Notification Systems Installation, Servicing, and Testing - CAN/ULC-S576-13

Fire Sprinkler System Testing & Inspection - NFPA 25(2008/2011)

Smoke Control Systems Testing

Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection - CAN/ULC-S536-04(13)

Verification of Fire Alarm Systems - CAN/ULC-S537-04(13)

Fire Alarm Communicator Installation, Servicing, and Testing - CAN/ULC-S561-03(13)

Building Life Safety Systems Integrated Testing (Commissioning) - CAN/ULC-S1001-11

Fire Alarm Installation - CAN/ULC-S524-06(14)

Fire Safety Planning

 

AHJ BUILDING LIFE
SAFETY EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS
INSPECTION OVERSIGHT COURSE

BUILDING OFFICIALS & INSPECTORS

BLSESI-BOI COURSE - Individual Registration - $195.00
(Qualified Association Members - $145.00)
Special Group Rate is Available!  CALL US!

Ten Hours (One Day)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Building Officials & Inspectors
Building Owners
Architects
Professional Engineers
Contractors

TOPICS INCLUDE:

BCBC 2012, CAN/ULC-S537-04(13), NFPA 13(2008),
CSA-B44(2007), CAN/ULC-S524-06(14), CAN/ULC-S561-03(13), CAN/ULC-S1001-11

This is a fully interactive educational seminar which will discuss installation and Verification of Fire Alarm Systems (requirements for addressable systems, audibility and intelligibility testing), Commissioning requirements for Smoke Control, Elevator Control, Generator, Emergency Lighting, & Emergency Voice Communications, High Buildings & Lo-Rise Challenges, Sprinkler Systems, Extinguishment Systems, & Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression. 

An operational POTTER PFC-8500 fully addressable fire alarm control will be featured to demonstrate Verification and Commissioning requirements!

What’s in a Report?
Identifying an Approved Person (or Agency).
ULC’s role in fire signal communication equipment and receiving centres.
Explore the inter-relationship between:
- passive and active life safety equipment & systems
- National Building Code (BCBC 2012, VBBL 2014), & National Standards

 

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Includes all course materials, luncheon & beverages - Examination & Certificate of Attendance


Register before December 15th to reserve your spot for
Vancouver and Victoria Courses!

EASY REGISTRATION
(Actual venues to be determined.)
1.  Select your Fee (Standard or Member)
2.  Select your Venue
3. Pay your Fee
4.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
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Registration Fee
City

Buy Now!

 

Vancouver - January 3rd, 2017

Victoria - January 5th, 2017

Abbotsford - January 9th, 2017
 

 

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY!

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)
Eaton Corporation plc (http://www.eaton.com)

 

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AHJ BUILDING LIFE
SAFETY EQUIPMENT & SYSTEMS
INSPECTION OVERSIGHT COURSE

FIRE PREVENTION OFFICERS

BLSESI-FPO COURSE - Individual Registration - $195.00
(Qualifed Association Members - $145.00)
Special Group Rate is Available!  CALL US!

Ten Hours (One Day)

DRIVE CHANGE!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Fire Chiefs
Fire Prevention Officers
Building Owners
Property Managers
Fire Protection Equipment Service Technicians

TOPICS INCLUDE:

BCBC 2012, CAN/ULC-S536-04/13, CAN/ULC-S561-13, NFPA 25(2008/2011), CSA-B44(2007),
UL-300

This is a fully interactive educational seminar which will discuss inspection & testing of Passive Life Safety Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Smoke Control Systems, Elevator Control, Generator, Emergency Lighting, & Emergency Voice Communications, High Buildings, Lo-Rise Challenges, Sprinkler Systems, Fire Pumps, Extinguishment Systems, Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression.

An operational POTTER PFC-8500 fully addressable fire alarm control will be featured to demonstrate daily, monthly and annual testing requirements.

What’s in a Report? Squaring the Tag!
Identifying an Approved Person (or Testing Agency)
ULC’s role in fire signal communication equipment installation and receiving centres
Explore the inter-relationship between:
- passive and active life safety equipment & systems
- National Fire Code (BCFC 2012) & National Standards
- Owners, Property Managers & Fire Equipment Service Providers
Learn strategies for successful pre-intervention
Determine priorities with respect to correcting and clearing identified deficiencies
Follow-up for the building owner, the psychology of price and the power of a recommendation

Includes all course materials, luncheon & beverages - Examination & Certificate of Attendance


Register before December 15th to reserve your spot for
Vancouver and Victoria Courses!

EASY REGISTRATION
(Actual venues to be determined.)
1.  Select your Fee (Standard or Member)
2.  Select your Venue
3. Pay your Fee
4.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

Registration Fee
City

 

Vancouver -January 4th, 2017

Victoria - January 6th, 2017

Abbotsford - January 10th, 2017
 

 

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY!

COURSE GOAL:

D

etermine a building’s level of compliance. 

R

eview inspection reports (confidently evaluate documentation and proper format)

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dentify proper inspection practice and methods

V

et the fire equipment service provider and the inspecting technician

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ducate and influence

    C H A N G E  (Definition: v. reconfigure, transform, alter, modify)

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)
Eaton Corporation plc (http://www.eaton.com)


 

FIRE ALARM VERIFICATION

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (LSST)
“V” (Verification)

FTN-LSST-V COURSE - Individual Registration -  $1250.00 (or $725.00*)
ASTTBC RFPT or CFAA Certified Technicians qualify for a special rebate
(bring your identification to the first class along with your receipt)
*If you already own copies of the Standards (listed below), please select the
“LSST-V Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to thirty (30) participants
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of BCIT Fire Alarm Course,
CFAA Courses 1 & 5, or FTN-LSST-F Course.  An individual on the
City of Vancouver’s Bulletin 2003-009-BU/EL also qualifies.

The $1250.00 Course Fee includes licensed copies of
CAN/ULC-S524-06, CAN/ULC-S536-04, CAN/ULC-S537-04, & CAN/ULC-S561-13

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is the educational component for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Technician (LSST) in the Fire Alarm Verification Discipline (“V”).  The course covers requirements for fire alarm system installation (conventional and addressable systems), Verification of Fire Alarm Systems (conventional and addressable systems), the annual testing component of a Section 6 Verification (conventional and addressable systems), audibility and intelligibility testing, as well as testing of large area networks, interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems, Command and Control Facility (CACF), smoke and elevator control.

The course will explore Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1-12 Part 1 Sections 10 and 32, CSA B44-2007, British Columbia Building Code 2012 & Vancouver Building Bylaw 2014 (NBC 2010), CAN/ULC-S524-06, CAN/ULC-S537-04, and CAN/ULC-S561-13.  It will prepare the successful graduate for participation in the Integrated Life Safety Systems Commissioning Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) and offers the following hands-on training:

  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-8500 fully addressable fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-5008 conventionally wired fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-6006 Communicator
  • Use and operation of audibility, intelligibility, digital multi-meters and manometers to perform the required testing in accordance with the Standards

Course consists of twenty-five (25) evening classes
held every Tuesday and Thursday commencing
January 3rd, 2017 from 1900 - 2130 hours
at the Burnaby Campus of BCIT.
Course is sixty (60) hours with a 2.5 hour final examination
(you must score 80% or higher to pass).
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT class days.

Register before December 15th, 2016 to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
(classroom location at the Burnaby Campus
of BCIT to be determined)
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

LSST-V Course Options (choose one):

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)
Eaton Corporation plc (http://www.eaton.com)


 

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED TESTING

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS SPECIALIST (CLSS)

FTN-CLSS COURSE - Individual Registration -  $2870.00 (or $2345.00*)
APEG Members receive a special discount
*If you already own copies of the Standards (listed below), please select the
“CLSS Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to twenty-five (25) participants
Pre-requisite: FTN-LSST-B, C, E, F, G, K, P, V, & W or
APEG Registered Professional Engineer
(Electrical Discipline)

The $2870.00 Course Fee includes licensed copies of
CAN/ULC-S537-04, & CAN/ULC-S561-13, CAN/ULC-S1001

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is the educational component for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Specialist (CLSS).  The course covers requirements for the Commissioning of Building Life Safety Systems (Integrated Testing) which includes topics on fire alarm system installation (conventional and addressable systems), Verification of Fire Alarm Systems (conventional and addressable systems), the annual testing component of a Section 6 Verification (conventional and addressable systems), audibility and intelligibility testing, as well as testing of large area networks, interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems, Command and Control Facility (CACF), smoke and elevator control.  Testing of Fire Pumps, Emergency Generators, UPS Systems will also be covered.

The course will explore Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1-12 Part 1 Sections 10 and 32, CSA B44-2007, British Columbia Building Code 2012 & Vancouver Building Bylaw 2014 (NBC 2010), British Columbia Fire Code 2012, CAN/ULC-S524-06, CAN/ULC-S537-04, CAN/ULC-S561-13 and CAN/ULC-S1001-11.  It will prepare the successful graduate to plan, facilitate and document the Integrated Life Safety Systems (Commissioning) Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) now required by the Building Code and successfully meet the new requirement slated for adoption in Section 6.8 of the NFC 2015.

Course consists of thirty (30) evening classes
held every Friday commencing
January 27th, 2017 from 1900 - 2130 hours
at the Burnaby Campus of BCIT.
Course is seventy-five (75) hours with a 2.5 hour final examination
(you must score 80% or higher to pass).
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT class days.

Register before January 15th, 2017 to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
(classroom location at the Burnaby Campus
of BCIT to be determined)
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

CLSS Course Options

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)
Eaton Corporation plc (http://www.eaton.com)

 

FIRE ALARM COMMUNICATOR INSTALLATION
COMMISSIONING, TESTING & SERVICE

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (LSST)

FTN-LSST-COM COURSE - Individual Registration -  $750.00 (or $585.00*)
ASTTBC RFPT, CFAA Certified Technicians, or TQ’d Security Installers
working for CANASA member companies qualify for a special rebate
(bring your identification to the first class along with your receipt)
*If you already own copies of the Standard (listed below), please select the
“LSST-COM Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to twenty-five (25) participants
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of BCIT Fire Alarm Course,
CFAA Courses 1 & 5, or Security Alarm TQ.  An individual on the
City of Vancouver’s Bulletin 2003-009-BU/EL also qualifies.

The $750.00 Course Fee includes a licensed copy of
CAN/ULC-S561-13

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is one of the educational components for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Technician (LSST) in the Fire Alarm Inspection Discipline (“F”).  The course covers requirements for stand-alone communicator system installation (on both conventional and addressable fire alarm control panels), UDACT communicator installations, the annual testing requirements (and Appendix “C” report), stand-alone interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, and periodic testing requirements, and elevator emergency monitoring.

Course explores elevator emergency call systems (CSA B44-2007), British Columbia Building Code 2012 & Vancouver Building Bylaw 2014 (NBC-2010), interconnection requirements in CAN/ULC-S524-06, and testing requirements in both CAN/ULC-S536-04 & CAN/ULC-S537-04.  It will prepare the successful graduate to participate in the Integrated Life Safety Systems Commissioning Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) and provides the following hands-on training:

  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-8500 fully addressable fire alarm control UDACT,
  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-6006 Communicator
  • Use and operation of digital multi-meters and telephone equipment to perform the required testing in accordance with the Standard

Course consists of eleven (11) evening classes
held every Monday and Wednesday commencing
January 4th, 2017 from 1900 - 2130 hours
at the Burnaby Campus of BCIT.
Course is twenty-five (25) hours with a 2.5 hour final examination
(you must score 80% or higher to pass).
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT class days.

Register before December 15th, 2016 to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
(classroom location at the Burnaby Campus
of BCIT to be determined)
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

LSST-COM Course Options

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)
Eaton Corporation plc (http://www.eaton.com)

 

FIRE ALARM SYSTEM INSPECTION & TESTING

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (LSST)
“F” (Fire Alarm Testing)

FTN-LSST-F COURSE - Individual Registration -  $1250.00 (or $725.00*)

*If you already own copies of the Standards (listed below), please select the
“LSST-F Course Only” option and bring your copies to class!
Seating is limited to thirty (30) participants
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of BCIT Electronics Course (or equivalent),
CFAA Course 1.

The $1250.00 Course Fee includes licensed copies of
CAN/ULC-S524-06, CAN/ULC-S536-04, & CAN/ULC-S561-13

This is a fully interactive classroom-based course which is the educational component for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Technician (LSST) in Fire Alarm Inspection & Testing Discipline (“F”).  The course covers requirements for fire alarm system installation (conventional and addressable systems), Periodic testing of Fire Alarm Systems (conventional and addressable systems), audibility and intelligibility testing basics, as well as testing of large area networks, interconnection of sprinkler systems, extinguishment systems, Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) systems, Command and Control Facility (CACF), smoke and elevator control. 

The course will explore basic elements of:

Canadian Electrical Code CSA C22.1-12 Part 1 Sections 10 and 32,
CSA B44-2007 (Elevator Code),
British Columbia Fire Code 2012,
Vancouver Fire Bylaw 2014 (NFC 2010),
CAN/ULC-S1001-11
CAN/ULC-S524-06(14), and
CAN/ULC-S561-13

It will also prepare the successful graduate for participation in the Integrated Life Safety Systems Commissioning Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11) that is going to be required when NFC 2015 is adopted Provincially.  The following hands-on training is included:

  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-8500 fully addressable fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-5008 conventionally wired fire alarm control,
  • Terminate, program, initialize and troubleshoot a POTTER PFC-6006 Communicator
  • Use and operation of digital multi-meters and related equipment to perform the required testing in accordance with the Standard

Course consists of seven (7) all day and one (1) half day sessions
held on consecutive Saturdays commencing
January 7th, 2017 from 0800 - 1700 hours
at the Burnaby Campus of BCIT.
Course is sixty (60) hours (with a 2.5 hour final examination).
You must score 80% or higher to pass.
NOTE:  Statutory Holidays are NOT class days

Register before December 15th, 2016 to reserve your spot!

EASY REGISTRATION
(classroom location at the Burnaby Campus
of BCIT to be determined)
1.  Select your fee option,
2.  Pay your Fee
3.  We’ll confirm your registration by email!
(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

LSST-F Course Options

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)
Eaton Corporation plc (http://www.eaton.com)

 

WATER-BASED EXTINGUISHMENT SYSTEMS TESTING (NFPA-25)

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION:

BUILDING LIFE SAFETY SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGIST (LSST)
“W” (Water-Based Extinguishing Systems)

FTN-LSST-W COURSE - Individual Registration (ONLINE COURSE ONLY) -  $ (420.00)

Purchase of the Canadian Fire Sprinkler Testing Handbook
(sold separately) is recommended, but not required.
A copy of NFPA 25 (2008) {2011 in Alberta} is required.

This is a fully interactive web-based course which is the educational component for achieving Certification as a Building Life Safety Systems Technologist (LSST) in the Water-based Extinguishing System Testing Discipline (“W”).  The course covers requirements for fire alarm system component testing (conventional and addressable systems), daily, weekly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual testing (NFPA 25), installation requirements (NFPA 11, 13, 13A, 13R), cross-connection controls testing (backflow preventers *), and will prepare the candidate to successfully complete the challenge examination for registration as a Building Life Safety Systems Technologist.  The course contains both live and pre-recorded presentations with convenient live sessions offered weekends and evenings.  Attendance for required interactive sessions is mandatory in order to to qualify to write the challenge exam.

The course will explore elements of:

NFPA 11
NFPA 13, 13A, 13R
NFPA 25 (2008/2011)
National Fire Code 2010 (as adopted in your jurisdiction),
Vancouver Fire Bylaw 2014 (NFC 2010)

It will also prepare the successful graduate for participation in the Integrated Life Safety Systems Commissioning Test (CAN/ULC-S1001-11).  Candidates will be required to formally register as Trainees and complete the field experience components to achieve full certification (Journeymen Sprinkler Fitters must submit properly formatted test reports documenting at least twenty-five percent of the field experience components in order to qualify for LSST-W certification). 

NOTES:

    1.  Alberta registrants will receive specific training modules to address the requirements in  Alberta Fire Code (2014) Division “C” Clause 2.2.4.4.

    2.  Separate Certification in cross-connection controls testing (back-flow preventer performance testing) may be required by some jurisdictions.  This course will review the specific testing mandated by NFPA 25.

The LSST-W Online Course consists of twenty (20)
two (2) hour modules (forty hours minimum)
(with a 2.5 hour final examination).
You must score 80% or higher to pass.

EASY REGISTRATION
1.  Pay your Fee
2.  We’ll confirm your registration by email
3.  We’ll provide a link to the webinar login page once
attendance minimums have been achieved
(a minimum of 30 registrants are required)
4.  You’ll receive a formal training schedule and
lesson guide so you can plan which modules
best harmonize with your lifestyle and calendar

(All payments are processed through Paypal
for your convenience and security!)

 

For more information, CONTACT US!

We gratefully acknowledge the participation and generous support of:
Potter Electric Signal Co., LLC (http://www.pottersignal.com)
Eaton Corporation plc (http://www.eaton.com)

 

 

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