Fire-Lite Alarms, Northford, Conn., released its 2009 fire alarm systems training schedule. More than 50 sessions will be offered free-of-charge, throughout the United States. For more than 10 years, Fire-Lite has offered countless free trainings designed for almost every level of industry professional. Course offerings cover fire alarm basics to hands-on installation and programming.

MiniScan courses are a three-day training course that begins with a half-day Basic Fire Alarm Technology course covering the basic building blocks of modern conventional and addressable fire alarm systems. It covers the primary and secondary functions of a fire alarm control panel, various initiating and notification devices, digital communicators, waterflow alarm and sprinkler monitoring. The academy continues with training on Fire-Lite's conventional and addressable fire alarm control panels. Product features, installation methods, programming and troubleshooting are taught through practical hands-on exercises. Installation and configuration of Fire-Lite’s IPDACT, a module that enables the transmission of alarms from a fire alarm control panel via any IP network line (i.e. ADSL, cable, Internet), is also covered. A new segment on Power Supply Fundamentals has been added to include a hands-on practical exercise covering the most common applications using Fire-Lite’s FCPS-24FS series power supplies.

SuperLite courses are a two-day training course featuring instruction and hands-on exercises in the capabilities, installation, programming and troubleshooting of all Fire-Lite manufactured addressable control panels. The SuperLite Academy wraps up with two hours of installation and configuration training on Fire-Lite’s IPDACT module.

Dates and locations of Fire-Lite trainings planned for the beginning of 2009 are as follows:

January 27 – 29, Atlanta, Ga., MiniScan Course
February 4 – 5, Albuquerque, N.M., SuperLite Course
February 10 – 12, Raleigh, N.C., MiniScan Course
February 10 – 12 Marlboro, Mass., MiniScan Course
February 25 – 26, New Orleans, SuperLite Course
February 24 – 26, Minneapolis, MiniScan Course
March 3 – 5, Los Angeles, MiniScan Course
March 10 –12, Birmingham, Ala., MiniScan Course
March 10 – 12, Baltimore, Md., MiniScan Course
March 17 – 19, Detroit, MiniScan Course
March 24 – 26, Orlando, Fla., MiniScan Course
March 24 – 26, Northford, Conn., MiniScan Course
March 31 – April 2, Pittsburgh, MiniScan Course
April 7 – 8, Houston, SuperLite Course
April 14 – 16, Phoenix, MiniScan Course
April 14 – 16, Des Moines, Iowa, MiniScan Course
April 22 – 23, St. Louis, SuperLite Course
April 28 – 30, Buffalo, N.Y., MiniScan Course

Fire-Lite courses qualify attendees for various National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) continuing education credits. All Fire-Lite products are non-proprietary, sold over-the-counter throughout the United States and Canada. Visit for complete course descriptions, prerequisite information and online registration.