Full course description
The fifth in a series of short courses for the fire alarm industry that explains requirements for alarm and detection systems by occupancy in NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000 and some of the other alarm requirements of those documents. The series consists of five sessions, each about 60 minutes long. The fifth session covers: the requirements for detection and alarm systems in NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000 by occupancy and some of the other requirements for detection and alarm systems in other portions of these NFPA code. All courses are taught by University of Maryland faculty from the Fire Protection Engineering Department.
Automatic Fire Alarm Association (AFAA) members and graduates of the University of Maryland in Fire Protection Engineering receive a $10 discount. Refunds are not available for members who enroll and submit full payment.
Session 5 –
Fire Alarms and NFPA 101/NFPA 5000 (Approximately 60 Minutes)
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- NFPA 101 and NFPA 5000 requirements for detection and alarm systems (30 minutes)
- Additional requirements for detection and alarm systems (25 minutes)
The live lecture was recorded August 22, 2019. The recording and all course materials have been made available for participants to complete at their own pace through December 31, 2019.
The live version was taught at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. The recorded series is now available to watch on-line from anywhere in the world.
Kenneth E. Isman is a Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland in the Fire Protection Engineering Department where he teaches classes in fire protection systems design, life safety analysis and performance-based design. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer and has been inducted as a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He has experience as a member of more than 14 Technical Committees of the NFPA and has worked to implement building codes, fire codes and industry standards at the national, state and local levels. He has served on several model code committees and has spearheaded meaningful changes through the model codes used throughout the United States.
Non-credit programs, courses, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) do not post to the University of Maryland transcript and do not count towards a student's academic record. Neither a grade nor credit is earned. Students do not receive a University ID card and will not be granted access to University facilities such as recreation, transportation, and campus events. Non-credit students may access UMD Libraries as Visitors.