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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


Entry Requirements

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.

For more information on course fee / schedule, or to apply,

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.


  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)

    Temasek Polytechnic

    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 4

    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.