RedVector RV-11449

Electrical Fire Alarm Systems

Electrical Fire Alarm Systems

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-11449

SME: Jim Taube

This course presents key information regarding electric fire alarm systems. Fire alarm systems are of critical importance for several types of facilities, and are mandated for specific facilities by regulatory and government agencies. We will cover system fundamentals, and the various types of systems available and in use today - specifically, voice and alarm communications, automatic alarm signals, controls and signal initiation, transmission and notification.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to: 
  • Describe how fire alarm systems are critical to the safety of facilities.
  • List the types of systems available today and how they can be activated for safe use.
  • Identify key equipment and components that make up fire alarm systems.
  • Apply the code for a specific building or facility to provide a safe living and working environment.
  • Describe the safety features that you should consider when selecting a fire alarm systems for your facility.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Jim Taube
Jim Taube Photo
Jim possesses degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University in New York and Electrical Power Technology from Bismarck State College.
 
He has extensive industrial experience with 23 years in the pulp and paper industry and 12 years in institutional and pharmaceutical facility management.
 
His responsibilities have included engineering design, electrical and mechanical maintenance, and power plant utilities management.
 
Areas of expertise include HVAC design, commissioning and qualification, construction administration, and energy cost savings initiatives.
 
Jim’s credentials include being registered as a Professional Engineer and the Certified Energy Manager and Auditor certifications.
 
Jim is married and lives in Middletown, OH and has 4 married children.
State Licenses
AK - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
AK - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
AL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
AL - Engineer (General)
AR - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
AR - Engineer (General)
CO - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
CT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DC - Engineer (General - CE21800018)
DE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
DE - Engineer (General)
FL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
FL - Contractor, Certified (General - 0613155)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Electrical (Technical - 0802202)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Electrical Specialty (General - 0802202)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Palm Beach County (General - 0613155)
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FL - Contractor, Pinellas County (General - 0613155)
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FL - Contractor, Registered (General - 0613155)
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FL - Engineer (General - 0000271)
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FL - Fire Protection System Contractor (Class I, II & III) (General - FP15897)
FL - Fire Protection System Contractor (Class IV) (General - FP15897)
FL - Fire Protection System Contractor (Class V) (Fire Protection Approved (Dual License) - FP15897)
FL - Water-Based Inspector (General - FP15897)
GA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
GA - Contractor, Residential and General (General)
GA - Engineer (General)
HI - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IA - Engineer (General)
ID - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
ID - Engineer (General)
IL - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IL - Engineer, Professional (General)
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IN - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
IN - Engineer (General - Board Approved - CE21800018)
KS - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
KS - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
KY - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
KY - Engineer (General)
LA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
LA - Engineer (General)
MA - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MD - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MD - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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MN - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MN - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MO - Engineer (General)
MS - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MS - Engineer (General)
MT - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
MT - Engineer (General)
NC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NC - Engineer (General)
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NE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
NE - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NE - Engineer (General)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
NH - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NH - Engineer (General)
NJ - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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NM - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NM - Engineer (General)
NV - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NV - Engineer (General)
NY - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
NY - Engineer (General)
Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU for this program.
OH - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
OH - Engineer (General)
OK - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
OK - Engineer (General)
OR - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
OR - Contractor, Commercial (General)
OR - Engineer (General)
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PR - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
PR - Engineer (General)
RI - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SC - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SC - Engineer (General)
SD - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
SD - Engineer (Technical)
TN - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
TN - Engineer (Health, Safety & Welfare)
TX - Architect (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
TX - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
UT - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
VA - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
VT - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WI - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WV - Engineer (General)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
WY - Engineer (General)
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American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) (General)
American Institute of Architects - AIA - Architects (Health, Safety & Welfare - RV2414-2025)
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Accreditation: AIA Registered Provider J315
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National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies - NICET (General)