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Fire alarm technicians are essential workers: fires still occur, fire alarm systems still break down. No matter how bad the pandemic, we still have to keep up our skills so we can continue to repair fire alarm systems.

Learn About Fire Alarm Systems

Learning about fire alarm systems is a process that requires patience and work.

Addressable Fire Alarm Systems

Addressable fire alarm systems are really conventional fire alarm systems, with an added method to electronically communicate. Before understanding an addressable fire alarm system, a person has to fully understand conventional fire alarm systems.

Conventional Fire Alarm Systems

Conventional fire alarm systems detect fire and warn people of fire. Between the detection and warning is an electronic communication system, with added safeguards for protection of life and property. Before understanding conventional fire alarm systems, a basic understanding of electricity is necessary.

Basic Electricity

In order to understand a conventional fire alarm system, a person has to understand basic electricity. No, a full understanding of electricity isn't needed, but knowing the basic principles of DC (Direct Current) electricity along with knowing Ohm's Law are necessary to recognize how a fire alarm system actually works.

Life Safety

Saving lives and property is the end goal of a fire alarm system. Much has been done to the design of a fire alarm system for life safety purposes. The design of the electronics of a fire alarm system has been upgraded so it will be better at saving lives and property.

Learning a Little Bit at a Time

Don't try to learn everything all at once, it's much easier to learn a little bit at a time. After a while, having learned a lot of little bits, the little bits will add up to give a better understanding of the whole life-safety / electrical fire alarm system.



Questions

I can help with many questions about fire alarm systems. General questions, I can certainly answer; I can only help a little for specific jobs because I'm not there.

Send me your questions, I'll do what I can to help.



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