Applying the Code to Supervising Station Systems – Recorded Webinar


Code officials, design professionals, and other stakeholders work tirelessly to ensure that fire alarm systems are installed per applicable codes, standard and design requirements; however, after systems are installed it is a challenge for many jurisdictions to ensure required on-going code compliance.

UL has developed a webinar series that will provide attendees the framework of building code, fire code and NFPA 72 monitoring, maintenance, and service requirements for Supervising Station fire alarm systems.

The UL Fire Alarm Certification program is designed to give Authorities Having Jurisdiction and all stakeholders confidence and reliability that fire alarm system functionality, monitoring, inspection, testing and maintenance and fire alarm company service delivery are in compliance with nationally recognized codes and standards through regular assessment and oversight at no cost to jurisdictions.

This module will examine the International Building Code (IBC) and International Fire Code (IFC) perspective regarding fire alarm systems and references made to NFPA 72 as the standard for fire alarm systems compliance. Information will be presented in a manner that takes the language and multiple sections of the code process related to fire alarm system requirements based on occupancy type and hazards through the process of system monitoring requirements found within the technical standard of NFPA 72 and specific Supervising Station types.

Following this module a listener should have a better understanding of how the code and technical standard together, where, when and why fire alarm systems are required from the code process and how the AHJ can approve the Supervising Station monitoring type via language embedded within the regulatory environment.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand and discuss Building & Fire Codes and NFPA 72 requirements relating to fire alarm systems
  • Understand the role and relationships between Building and Fire Codes and Technical Standards like NFPA 72
  • Understand and discuss Building & Fire Codes and NFPA 72 requirements for fire alarm systems monitoring and compliance methodologies

Target Audience

 This course is applicable to multiple roles and levels in an organization including, but not limited to:

  • Architects & suppliers
  • Building inspector (AHJ)
  • Engineers
  • Facility & building managers
  • Fire Alarm manufacturers
  • Fire Alarm installers
  • Fire inspector (AHJ)
  • Other Code officials

IACET Procedure:

UL Knowledge Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this course; contact your local jurisdiction for CEU recognition. 0.1 CEU will be awarded upon successful completion of the knowledge assessment following the course.


Presenter Biography:

Todd M. Iaeger- AHJ Outreach Specialist / Alarm System Auditor

Todd joined UL’s Life Safety and Security Division as an AHJ Outreach Specialist/Alarm System Auditor within Certificate Services in 2016 after working 26 years in public safety as a police officer, firefighter and fire marshal in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Todd provides educational outreach and technical training to the AHJ community throughout the United States as well as completing fire alarm system audits. He is based in Pennsylvania assigned to the UL Facility in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Todd is a certified fire and building inspector, fire and building plans examiner and fire investigator. He is an Adjunct Instructor at the National Fire Academy (NFA) in Emmitsburg, MD and an instructor for the IAAI and has presented training courses and contributed to publications related to fire and building code enforcement, code enforcement technology, fire investigation, expert witness testimony and fire investigations involving fire protection systems.

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Time Requirement


Web-Based 60 minutes $0.00

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