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Back to Basics: Apollo Fire Detectors’ ‘Course A’ gives an in depth overview of the principles of fire detection

The Apollo Fire Detectors Training Course ‘Course A’ on Detection Principles and Detector Selection is a comprehensive training program aimed at educating participants on the fundamental principles of fire detection and the correct installation of fire detectors. The course is designed for fire safety professionals, installers, and technicians who are responsible for designing, installing, and maintaining fire detection systems.

It begins with an in-depth overview of the principles of fire detection. Participants are introduced to the fundamental concepts of fire behaviour, heat detection, smoke detection, and flame detection. Warren Moyle, a Senior Technical Support Engineer, leads the training session and provides expert insights into the latest advancements in fire detection technology. His vast experience in the field of fire safety and his deep understanding of fire detection principles enrich the course content and provide valuable knowledge to participants.

Detector types

The course delves into the different types of detectors available in the market and their appropriate applications. Participants learn about ionisation smoke detectors, optical smoke detectors, heat detectors, and multi-sensor detectors, and their unique features and functionalities. It emphasises the importance of selecting the right type of detector based on the specific environment and fire risk, as well as the relevant regulations and codes. Moyles shares practical insights and real-world examples to help participants make informed decisions.


Proper installation of fire detectors is crucial for their effective performance. The course covers the best practices for detector installation, including the correct placement, spacing, and wiring of detectors.

Participants learn about the different installation methods for various types of detectors, such as ceiling-mounted, wall-mounted, and beam detectors, and the importance of following manufacturer’s instructions and industry standards. There are practical demonstrations and tips on how to troubleshoot common installation challenges, ensuring that participants gain a thorough understanding of the installation process.

Maintenance and Testing

The course also covers the importance of regular maintenance and testing of fire detectors to ensure their reliability and performance. Participants learn about the different types of testing methods, such as functional testing, sensitivity testing, and testing with test smoke or heat sources. They will also learn best practices for detector maintenance and testing, including the frequency of testing, documentation requirements, and troubleshooting techniques for identifying and resolving issues.

‘Course A’ is comprehensive program that equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to design, install, and maintain effective fire detection systems.

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