6 Hour Course
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This 6 hour course for for Massachusetts electricians starts with false alarms for electricians and alarm contractors, which covers the effects and reasons for false alarms, goes over the model police alarm ordinance, as well as national standards for false alarms and methods for reducing false dispatches, as well maintaining alarm systems.
We will then go over the NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm & Signaling Code, chapter 3 definitions, chapters 10 - 12, which includes structural changes to the code. In definition updates we will look at everything from control units to service personnel to the public emergency alarm reporting system. In chapter 10 we will look at fundamentals of, for example, supervising station operators, power supply sources, and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS).
Then we’ll cover chapter 7 NEC updates where we’ll look at emergency systems, which encompasses surge protection, optional standby systems, interconnected electric power production sources, and Critical Operations Power Systems (COPS), and fire alarm systems, among others.
Next up is chapter 8 and updates to communication circuits, including such sections as point of entrance, innerducts, and radio and television equipment & community antenna television and radio distribution systems & network-powered broadband communications systems.
Lastly, we will go over Massachusetts specific electrical code amendments, including general content, additions to branch circuits, significant additions to nonmetallic-sheathed cables, type NM, NMC, and NMS, amendments to flexible cords and cables, and revisions to emergency systems.