Classes Overview

Class 1 - Interfacing Elevator Controls with Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems
Class format: 1 full day (8-Hour) in-class training.


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Overview:   This class will clarify the interface between Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems and different type elevator systems. We will review and discuss specific NFPA 72 (Fire Alarm) and NFPA 13 (Sprinkler) code requirements associated with elevator systems and ASME A17.1 – National Elevator Code requirements associated with elevator hoistway protection and with Fire Emergency Operation (FEO).


Various types of elevators are found in both low and high-rise buildings. Among these elevators are Hydraulic and Traction (Electric) Elevators with driving machines installed in dedicated spaces referred to as “Elevator Machine Rooms” while Machine-Room-Less (MRL) elevators have their hoisting machines installed directly inside the elevator hoistway. This course will discuss and clarify specific NEW Changes in NFPA 72-2019 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code) and NFPA 13-2019 (Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems) requirements associated with these elevators, both in buildings provided with “Building Fire Alarm Systems” and those without.  Specific NFPA 72, NFPA 13 and ASME A17.1 code terms, such as Dedicated Function FA System for Elevator Recall and Supervisory, Phase-I Emergency Recall Operation, Phase-II In-Car Emergency Operation, Designated and Alternate Recall levels and Shunt-Trip Function will be discussed and clarified.



Continuing Education Units (CEU) – 8 CEU units accredited by ESA/NTS will be granted to all participants upon completion of the class. CEU # 15-4617

Approved for NTS renewal credit by the Electronic Security Association


This class has been approved by NAESA International for 0.7 CEU credits for Qualified Elevator Inspectors (QEI) certification.



And approved by NAEC for 7.5 CET Credits.




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Class 2 - Two-Way Emergency Communications Systems (ECS) per NFPA 72-2019 and Emergency Responders Radio Coverage Systems (ERRCS) per IFC-2018 and NFPA 1221-2019
Class format: 1 full day (8-Hour) in-class training.


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Overview:  This class will focus on specific Code requirements for in-buildings two-way Emergency Communication Systems (ECS). NFPA 72 Section 24.10 was completely revised in the 2019 Edition The following ECS were combined under this Section: Area Of Refuge (AOR), Stairway, Elevator Landing, and Occupant Evacuation Elevator Lobby. Other Two-Way ECS were removed (Elevator ECS) and rearranged (Section 24.11 and 24.12). This Class will clarify and discuss all NEW code changes associated with these systems. NFPA 1221-2019 is the national applicable code for ERRCS and includes new requirements for all system components monitoring, etc.


Associated terms such as pathway survivability levels (NFPA 72 chapter 12), supervision, intelligibility, and examples from actual designs will be presented and discussed.



Continuing Education Units (CEU) – 8 CEU units accredited by ESA/NTS will be granted to all participants upon completion of the class. CEU # 16-4723

Approved for NTS renewal credit by the Electronic Security Association


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Class 3 - Building, Elevator and Fire Code Requirements for Fire Service Access Elevators (FSAE) and Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE) with Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO)
Class format: 1 full day (8-Hour) in-class training.


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Overview:  In high-rise buildings, elevators are extremely useful tools for firefighters to fight fires and rescue occupants. The main reason for developing the Fire Service Access Elevator (FSAE) was to provide firefighters with a safer and more efficient means to fight fires and rescue occupants in the upper floors of high-rise buildings. The FSAE was first required by the 2009-IBC for high-rise buildings over 120 feet in height. Occupant Evacuation Elevators were also introduced first in the 2009-IBC as an exception to the required additional exit stairway for buildings over 420 feet in height. The OEEs are intended to be used by building occupants to evacuate the building during fire and non-fire emergencies. This class will discuss and clarify the specific Building and Fire Code (IBC and IFC), Elevator Code (ASME A17.1 /CSA B44) and NFPA 72 requirements for FSAEs and OEE+OEO.


Continuing Education Units (CEU) – 8 CEU units accredited by ESA/NTS will be granted to all participants upon completion of the class. CEU # 16-4771

Approved for NTS renewal credit by the Electronic Security Association

This class has been approved by NAESA International for 0.7 CEU credits for Qualified Elevator Inspectors (QEI) certification.


And approved by NAEC for 7.5 CET Credits.



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Class 4 - Fire Alarm System Design for Residential and Office High-Rise Buildings
Class format: 1 full day (8-Hour) in-class training.


Overview:  This class will clarify and discuss building and fire code requirements for different types high-rise buildings and specific NFPA-72 code requirements for the Emergency Voice Alarm Communication System (EVACS) installed in these buildings. EVACS are required to be installed in all new high-rise buildings. High-Rise buildings are typically divided into two main occupancy groups as classified in the International Building Code (IBC): Residential Occupancy Group - including R-1 tourist hotels and R-2 apartments/condominium buildings, and Office Occupancy Group including B – business/office use buildings. The design of the EVACS for these buildings includes many different parameters such as the evacuation and relocation of the building’s occupants during fire emergencies, the pre-recorded and live paging voice messages and their associated alert tones, the fire emergency operation of elevators and the interface with other building’s emergency systems such as the automatic sprinkler system, fire pump, emergency generator, smoke-control, Two-Way Emergency Communications Systems (ECS) and Emergency Responders Radio Coverage System (ERRCS). In this class we will clarify and discuss occupants’ evacuation and relocation procedures, Intelligibility and audibility of voice messages, Firefighters’ Emergency Operation (FEO) of elevators, and the  interface between the EVACs and other required Life-Safety/Emergency systems in the building.



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Class 5 - NFPA 72-2019: New Code Changes
Class format: 1 full day (8-Hour) in-class training.


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Overview:  The new 2019 Edition of NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, was published by NFPA in August 2018 and is not yet effective in many states. In the state of CA, this code will be effective on January 1st, 2020 when the new 2019 edition of the California Building Code (CBC-2019) will become the applicable state code. In other states or jurisdictions, NFPA 72-2019 will become effective based on the specific jurisdiction’s code adoption procedure. Many significant revisions to the previous NFPA-72 2016 edition have been made which will affect the design, installation, inspection and enforcement procedures of new fire alarm systems.


This class will identify, discuss and clarify only the NEW code changes between the 2016 and the current 2019 Edition of NFPA 72. It is not the intent of this class to cover the entire NFPA 72 code requirements, rather, this class is specifically designed to focus on the NEW changes between the previous 2016 Edition and the current 2019 Edition. The NEW changes will be presented and discussed on a chapter-by-chapter basis.



Continuing Education Units (CEU) – 8 CEU units accredited by ESA/NTS will be granted to all participants upon completion of the class. CEU # 16-4772

Approved for NTS renewal credit by the Electronic Security Association

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