The North Caldwell Fire Department recently hosted a course on “Alarm Systems: Beyond the Activated Alarm” for 60 firefighters representing nine departments. The course was taught by member Scott Stellfox, owner and operator of SMS Security Systems, LLC. One of the most eye-opening takeaways from the course is that the Firefighter I textbook is teaching new firefighters about ionization smoke detectors which haven’t been the industry standard in over 15 years! Home-grown courses by firefighter-industry professionals bridge the gap between knowledge and practical application. To arrange for this course at your fire department please call SMS Security at 800-772-4767. 

– Fire News photo by Brian Wlodawski