Fike Safety Technology (FST) has donated its TWINFLEXpro intelligent 2-wire fire alarm systems to DCET Training, a provider of accredited training courses for the UK fire industry.

DCET has three training centres – in Exeter, Plymouth and Redruth – and provides a range of training including, apprenticeships, wiring regulations, inspection and testing and advanced level 4 diplomas. It has always maintained close links with the fire industry and has developed and delivered its own fire alarm familiarisation courses for many years. It actively promotes the importance of fire alarm training and works with the FPA to offer accredited fire alarm and emergency lighting courses.

The TWINFLEXpro panels and detectors will be used on FPA courses as well as used to demonstrate to electrical apprentices a fully functioning fire alarm system.

The  TWINFLEXpro system incorporates the Multipoint combined smoke and heat detector with built-in sounder, which allows the system to be easily installed using only one pair of wires per zone. As Multipoint offers seven different modes of detection, the installation is made even simpler since one device suits all applications.

Checkpoint Alarm Confirmation Technology is a feature of the system that has seen it being specified in many applications such as Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO). It is a configurable pre-alarm that can be set on detectors in dwelling areas that allows time to investigate the cause of the alarm before building-wide evacuation is initiated, helping to can reduce the disruption from nuisance alarms.