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Course Overview

Fire alarms are often taken for granted but are in fact a critical safety feature in a building.  The purpose of a fire alarm system is to detect a fire at a sufficiently early stage so that people who are at risk can evacuate, or the fire can be extinguished to prevent extensive property damage.  This course will introduce you to the types of fire alarm systems in use today, their components and functions, and how to manage a fire alarm activation as well as a false alarm. There will also be a hands-on session on the operation of the fire alarm panels and various fire detectors and you will receive a hardcopy of the latest “SS 645:2019 Code of Practice for Installation and Servicing of Electrical Fire Alarm Systems” (formerly known as CP 10).





At the end of the course, participants should be able to:


  • Identify the components of fire alarm system and their functions 

  • Understand the differences between addressable and non-addressable fire alarm systems 

  • Describe the fire alarm system’s maintenance regime 

  • Describe what to do during a fire alarm activation 


  • Acquire knowledge on fire alarm activation and false alarm management 



Professional Accreditations 


1. CPD hours accredited to FSM - 5 points


Application/Entry Requirement

Participants are required to have access to their personal smart devices (handphone or tablet) with personal internet access to do the online test at the end of the day.

Who Should Attend

Individuals who are interested in proper operation of fire alarm systems and maintenance regime. 

What You'll Learn

  • An introduction to the fire alarm systems components and functions. 

  • Types of fire alarm systems and detectors’ designs. 

  • Operation and Maintenance of fire alarm system. 

  • Fire alarm activation and False alarm management. 

  • Include a hands-on session on the operation of the fire alarm panels and various fire detectors 




There will be an assessment at the end of the course and participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Performance upon attempting the assessment and upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance.

Course Schedule

Intake Info Application Period Course Duration

To be advised


1 day

(9am - 5pm)


Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response.


Application Procedures


Click on the Apply button above to submit your application online. Registration may be closed earlier due to overwhelming response. 

Steps to follow in your application:

Step 1 - Enter NRIC/ Passport No.
Step 2 – Select ZMY and course commencement date.
Step 3 - Enter personal, qualification, employment and sponsoring details (if applicable).
Step 4 (If applicable) - Select, rank your preference for the selected subject(s) and indicate the number of subject(s) you wish to take. Please note that the subject start date(s) denotes the semester start date.
Step 5 - Make declaration and submit online application.

Course Fees

Fee Type Item Total Fees (w GST)
Full Course Fee S$347.75
NSA Funding N/A
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 years old / Singapore Permanent Residents S$104.33

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above / 

SME-Company sponsored Singapore Citizens & Singapore Permanent Residents


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    8.30am – 5.30pm (Fri)

    Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

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  • Website: https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing Block 1A,

    Level 3, Unit 81

    21 Tampines Avenue 1,

    Singapore 529757

  • Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel a course with low enrolment.

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