Professional Fire Alarm Design/ June 8-9, 2019/ Knoxville, TN/ TNESA


This 14-hour course, followed by a two hour examination, provides specific training on developing an installation plan based on field conditions and project requirements. Whether preparing plans for a factory’s monitored suppression system with seemingly minimal requirements or designing a voice evacuation system for a movie theater complex, plans should be developed by persons experienced in the proper design, application, installation and testing of commercial fire alarm systems. The course focuses on providing a more advanced level of knowledge gleaned from national codes regarding proper detector selection, required coverage for specific building occupancies, as well as documentation and plan submittal requirements. Prerequisite: Those wishing to attend this course must have taken the Fire Alarm Installation Methods course.

Who Should Attend? Fire alarm system designers, fire alarm project managers, fire alarm plan reviewers, fire alarm company owners, senior fire alarm technicians, commercial fire alarm salespersons, architects and engineers

16 Hours

Date :

June 8-9, 2019
Location :
 Homewood Suites - 10935 Turkey Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934 
Times :
8 am to 5 pm
Provider :
 Tennessee Electronic Security Association

This course is NOT FREE.

You will be contacted by the provider regarding payment information and to complete the registration process.

Price varies by location and membership status and will range from $300 to $595.

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Detailed Course Outline:

Certifications available: Certified Fire Alarm Designer


Whether you are preparing plans for a factory's monitored suppression system with seemingly minimal requirements, or designing a voice evacuation system for a movie theater complex, your attention to detail, your adherence to requisite code requirements, as well as your comprehensive inclusion of all required documentation, will be 'job one.' Doing so will provide a system design which, when properly installed and maintained, will afford the best life safety for the occupants of that building. Well prepared plans, including the proper forms and paperwork, will set the ball in motion for a system that can be operated and maintained for years to come.

Subject Areas:

  • Determine Protection Criteria
  • Identify Statutory Requirements by Occupancy Type
  • Additional System Design Requirements
  • Owner’s Protection Goals
  • Other Hazards
  • Defining Project Scope
  • System Types and Features
  • Emergency Control Function Interfaces
  • Choosing Initiating Devices
  • Choosing Supervisory Components
  • Choosing Notification Appliances
  • Fire System Programming
  • Submittal Package Preparation
  • Other Important Documentation
  • Plan Preparation Project