College Fire Science Program Receives State-of-the-Art Fire-Lite Equipment
Fire-Lite Alarms, part of Honeywell’s Life Safety group, is a proud supporter of the Moraine Valley Community College Fire Science Technology Program, Palos Hills, IL. A new Fire-Lite MS-9050UD addressable FACP (fire alarm control panel) contributed by Fire-Lite, together with smoke detectors, strobes, and water flow and tamper alarms donated by System Sensor, will provide future first responders and fire inspectors modern equipment for vital hands-on training.
Moraine Valley’s Fire Science Program received further support from local Fire-Lite installer, Jim Simmons of Simmons Contracting. Wanting to ensure the new equipment operated properly, Simmons felt it was his duty to help, “This is an elite fire science lab that trains fire personnel from throughout the mid-west U.S. I’ve been in this business for 27 years and I believe Fire-Lite’s equipment is the best out there. It’s well-known and great for end users to work with. That’s why Fire-Lite is what these students should be trained on,” says Simmons.
Founded more than 50 years ago, Fire-Lite has become one of the most common brands of fire systems installed throughout the U.S. Due to its non-proprietary nature, Fire-Lite products can be purchased, installed and serviced by virtually any qualified fire systems installer.
Setup to operate the same as a building’s true fire alarm system, students will learn to comprehend information provided by the FACP and respond accordingly. Nearly 400 students attend more than 40 fire science classes annually at Moraine Valley. Therefore, offering the most up-to-date equipment for hands-on training is considered essential to each attendee’s education. “Having updated equipment is very beneficial to providing our students a realistic understanding of what they will encounter today and in the years to come,” added Andrew Hufnagl, Coordinator of Moraine Valley’s Fire Science Program.