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 organizational, customer service, communication skills, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
Following are some skills required for the position of a fire alarm technician:
Fire Alarm Technician Sample Skills
• Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in installation, maintenance, and repair of fire and smoke suppression systems and equipment.
• Highly experienced in installing, as well as maintaining fire alarms of all complexities.
• Demonstrated expertise in replacing defective components, testing systems, and performing preventative maintenance.
• Effectively able to use a wide variety of tools to handle the job.
• Deeply familiar with the latest and advanced fire alarm systems.
• Documented success in diagnosing and resolving problems on electronic fire alarm systems.
• Competent in performing inspections of buildings in order to assess fire alarm requirements.
• Qualified to test and calibrate fire alarm systems to ensure flawless functioning.
• Ability to prepare documents like invoices bills and warranty.
• Well-versed testing backup batteries, as well as handling keypad programming activities.
• Capable of reading and following blueprint for identifying electrical layout
• Skilled in operating test equipment and electronic devices.
• Knowledge of current state regulations and codes.
• Knowledge of applicable building codes, regulations or ordinances.
• Excellent ability to operate drills, conduit benders, drill presses, cable pullers, meters, and hand drills.
• Ability to work in safe and efficient manner.