Tying it all together: Using the Code to Require a Fire Alarm Certification Program – 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 is the final of four webinars designed to give code authorities and alarm companies a better understanding of UL’s Alarm Certificate Services program and how it relates to nationally recognized codes and standards.

This module will give a brief overview of the previous three modules in this series while providing a road map of sorts as to how an AHJ can determine the most appropriate system type for their communities or target occupancies to requiring a fire alarm certification program, such as UL's Fire Alarm Certification Program, to assist in ensuring compliant fire alarm systems and service that helps protect people and property.


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to

    • Understand the UL Fire Alarm Certificate Services program based on NFPA 72 requirements
    • Understand how UL Certification provides confidence and reliability for code compliant fire alarm systems
    • Understand and discuss Building & Fire Codes and NFPA 72 requirements for fire alarm systems monitoring and compliance methodologies
    • Understand how requiring a specific type of supervising station system assists with timely systems compliance, defined system responsibility, proper qualifications of alarm personnel and the potential for nuisance alarm reduction

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.

Tom Presnak Engineering Associate Lead

Tom Presnak has been with UL for more than 30 years. His duties include performing evaluations and audits of fire alarm contractors and supervising stations across the U.S. He leads UL’s outreach and support for AHJs and alarm contractors to help them understand UL’s Fire Alarm Certification programs. He holds NICET Level II certification as a Fire Alarm Technician, and an associate degree in Fire Science. Tom also represents UL on NFPA 72 Chapter 14 Inspection, Testing & Maintenance. He spent 12 years as a firefighter/engineer in the suburban Chicago area, and worked as a Field Representative for insurance service offices for over six years.

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Time Requirement


Web-Based 60 minutes $0.00

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