Fike Supports Fire Alarm Training Centres
Fike Safety Technology (FST), the leading manufacturer of intelligent fire detection solutions, has donated its popular TWINFLEXpro intelligent 2-wire fire alarm systems to DCET Training, one of the UK’s leading providers of accredited training courses for the UK fire industry.
DCET Training is a specialist training provider that was formed in 1995 by the electrical contracting industry and since then they have consistently provided quality training for all electrotechnical disciplines. DCET have three training centres in Exeter, Plymouth and Redruth and provide a wide range of training including, apprenticeships, wiring regulations, inspection and testing and advanced level 4 diplomas.
DCET has always had close links with the fire industry and has developed and delivered its own fire alarm familiarisation courses for many years. They actively promote the importance of fire alarm training and work with the FPA to offer accredited fire alarm and emergency lighting courses at their centres and on site.
FST’s TWINFLEXpro panels and detectors will be used not only on FPA courses but also to show their electrical apprentices a fully functioning fire alarm system based on the latest advanced technology. To further enhance their training, DCET will be taking a number of their students to visit FST’s design and manufacturing facility in South Wales later this year.
“The support of Fike Safety Technology has been invaluable and will enable us to use state of the art technologies in our training. It shows that a leading fire alarm manufacturer recognises the importance of quality training using quality equipment,” said Bernard Collins, Curriculum Manager at DCET Training.
The TWINFLEXpro system incorporates the Multipoint combined smoke and heat detector with built-in sounder, which allows the whole system to be easily installed using only one pair of wires per zone. As Multipoint offers 7 different modes of detection, the installation is made even simpler since one device suits all applications. Checkpoint Alarm Confirmation Technology is a feature of the system that has seen TWINFLEXpro installed extensively in applications such as Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO). This is a configurable pre-alarm that can be set on detectors in dwelling areas that allows time to investigate the cause of the alarm before building-wide evacuation is initiated. This can significantly reduce the disruption from nuisance alarms.