A properly functioning automatic fire suppression system is the only way to ensure your property and passengers are protected against an engine compartment or battery box fire. There’s no better way to do that than with properly trained technicians. Fire suppression systems are highly specialized equipment systems that require technical knowledge above and beyond general electrical system knowledge. What’s more, when these systems operate as they are intended, they are extremely effective at protecting life and property.

Thermal Protection Services trainers are trained at the source by fire suppression system engineers on every AFSS and Gas Leak Detection system installed on today’s transit vehicles and are in contact with the same engineers on a regular basis receiving updates on systems, product releases, and industry news. Even better, our trainers work in the field on AFSS and gas leak detection systems regularly. This helps them to quickly respond to trainee questions, as well as adapt to different systems they may encounter at different transit projects.

How do I schedule training?

Typically, your transit project will receive new vehicles – or already has them – equipped with a fire detection system, fire suppression system, and/or gas leak detection system. Ensuring these systems in working order requires periodic testing and troubleshooting when problems occur. When you contact TPS, we will gather some basic information from you such as what type of vehicles are in your fleet, what type of fire suppression system or gas leak detection system you’re running, and a range of dates you’re looking to host one of our trainers.

A typical class runs a total of 3 hours and can be given to any number of technicians, though we do prefer keeping class totals under 5 so that we can create rapport with your technicians and answer all of their questions fully. Class is broken up into 2 sessions. The first session is 1.5 hours long and features a classroom-type atmosphere with a Power Point presentation tailored specifically to your particular Kidde Technologies fire suppression system. The second session is conducted in the shop and is entirely hands-on. Your technicians will get the opportunity to perform general system maintenance, inspections, test sensors using test kits, and go over general troubleshooting techniques with our trainer.

Cost of Training

Cost of training varies and, in some cases, can be subsidized depending on your needs. Similarly, if your transit project has recently added new vehicles to its fleet, your training might be provided at no cost. To see if the new vehicles in your fleet qualify your technicians for free training, contact Kidde Technologies directly. For all other training requests, contact a representative for rates: (833) 433-FIRE.