A fire alarm technician is responsible for designing, installing, maintaining, and repairing fire alarm systems within residential and commercial facilities.
These technicians review the electrical layouts to make sure that building’s fire alarm systems are in compliance with electrical and fire safety codes. They coordinate with clients to make sure that all fire alarm systems are installed and working properly. Furthermore, they are also responsible for performing inspections, testing the system, repairing any problems and replacing defective parts.
Working as a fire alarm technician requires an associate degree or an equivalent Electronic Security Association (ESA) approved certification.
In addition, an individual working in this capacity should have sufficient knowledge of installation and operations of electrical and electronic systems and should be skilled in using various tools and equipment coupled with strong organization, customer service, communication skills, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Given below is a sample cover letter for the position of a fire alarm technician:
Sample Cover Letter for Fire Alarm Technician
September 29, 2018
Human Resource Manager
871 Star Road
Atlanta, Georgia 12345
Dear Mr. Edison:
I saw your advertisement for a fire alarm technician position on your website, and I was immediately intrigued. As my skills align perfectly with your requirements, therefore I am the right person to hire. Please refer to the attached resume for details.
Owing to my experience, I am proficient in installing, repairing and maintaining fire alarms of all complexities. I am capable of diagnosing and resolving problems on electronic fire alarm systems. Also, I have an excellent ability to operate drills, conduit benders, drill presses, cable pullers, meters, and hand drills.
Furthermore, I am competent in examining and testing the system to find any loose connections or circuit malfunctions. I can repair wires and circuits and replace defective components.
My expertise also include testing backup batteries, as well as handling keypad programming activities. I am competent in performing inspections of buildings in order to assess risks and fire alarm requirements.
I strongly believe that my excellent work ethic along with proven skills will make me a great addition to your team. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future to schedule an interview at the time of your convenience. Until then, please feel free to contact me at (012) 345-6789 if you need further information to process my application.
Thank you for your time and consideration.