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Fire Alarm Technician

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Texas State Fire Marshal's Office
PO Box 149221
Austin, TX  78714
Phone: (512) 676-6800
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Las Vegas, NV 89121
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Exam Type

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Exam Content

Fire Alarm Statute & Rules Test
(TFM11)
Texas Insurance Code, Chapter 6002 - Fire Detection
& Alarm Device Installation
Fire Alarm Rules, 28 TAC, Section 34.600


Fire Alarm Technical Test
(TFM12)
Identifying the correct applicable NFPA standard
Definition of types of equipment and circuits
Selection of the proper type wire and cable
Operating principles of various type detectors
Location and limitation for the spacing of:
detection devices, notification devices
Principles, requirements, installation and use of:
detection circuits, supervisory circuits, notification circuits
Requirements and frequency for testing of alarms

The Fire Alarm Technical test (TFM12) may be substituted
with a NICET Level II certification. All NICET tests are
administered by the National Institute for Certification in
Engineering Technologies (NICET).

Books NOT Allowed in the Exam

1. Fire Detection and Alarm Device Installation, Texas Insurance Code, Chapter 6002 and Fire Alarm Rules, 28 TAC § 34.600, TX Dept. of Insurance Doc Link
2. NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm Code, 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon
3. National Electrical Code (NFPA-70), 2014, NFPA Buy at Amazon
4. NFPA 13: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon
5. NFPA 13D: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon
6. NFPA 13R: Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems for Residential Occupancies Up To and Including Four Stories in Height, 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon
7. NFPA 15: Standard for Water Spray Fixed Systems for Fire Protection, 2012, NFPA Buy at Amazon
8. NFPA 16: Standard for the Installation of Foam-Water Sprinkler and Foam-Water Spray Systems, 2011, NFPA Buy at Amazon
9. NFPA 17: Standard for Dry Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon
10. NFPA 17A: Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, 2013, NFPA Buy at Amazon
11. NFPA 25: Standard for the Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water-Based Fire Protection Systems, 2014, NFPA Buy at Amazon
12. NFPA 90A: Standard for the Installation of Air-Conditioning and Ventilation Systems, 2012, NFPA Buy at Amazon

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