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Avoiding Inspection Issues & Interfacing with Fire Alarms

Avoiding Inspection Issues & Interfacing with Fire Alarms
Join us for this webinar to learn how to avoid common inspection issues and what to do when fire protection systems include alarm systems.

From acceptance testing to maintenance inspections, coordination of fire protection system inspection is essential. This presentation will look at methods to avoid unexpected delays in the plan review and inspection of fire protection systems in new projects. This webinar will also cover how existing system inspections can be accomplished when these systems are interfaced with alarm systems. This presentation will be beneficial for project managers or fitters involved in acceptance or maintenance inspections.

Course Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this webinar attendees will be able to:
1.    Identify time and money saving approaches to plan submittal and field
       inspections by first understanding the expectations of the AHJ.
2.    Recognize the coordination that is necessary among other trades for
       scheduling and conducting inspections. 
3.    Describe how impairments and unwanted alarm transmissions can be
       avoided through basic alarm system awareness.


Tim Knisely
Tim Knisely is the Training Manager for the Automatic Fire Alarm Association. In this role he is responsible to plan and coordinate all training programs that are offered by the Association, both classroom and online offerings. Prior to joining AFAA, Tim spent 23 years as an AHJ with the Centre Region Council of Governments in State College, PA. Tim has developed and presented training programs for state and national organizations for nearly 20 years with topics that include fire prevention, false alarm reduction, fire protection system plan review, and inspection techniques. In 2009, he co-chaired the Pennsylvania Residential Sprinkler Coalition during the ICC adoption process. Tim is a founding member and former board member for the non-profit Center for Campus Fire Safety. 


  • The webinar connection and content is FREE to all AFSA members.
  • This webinar offers 0.15 CEUs and 1.5 CPDs.
  • To receive continuing education credit for this webinar you must register for a nominal fee of $35 per certificate.

    If you register someone else that is not currently in the system, you MUST provide their email address for access to log in and receive CE Credit.

    11/21/2019 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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