The Acceptability of A Developed Fire Detection and Alarm System (FDAS) Trainer

Patrick Don Raumel P. Cayaco


The requirement of the government thru the Bureau of Fire Protection to install Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (FDAS) to high occupancy buildings or structures has raised the need of skilled workers to perform this task. To address this matter, Technical Skills Development Authority (TESDA) included in the Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM) NCII qualification the competency of FDAS installation, set-ups, and troubleshooting. With the inclusion of the FDAS in the said qualification a decline of passers was observed from July 2017 to December 2017. In response, the researcher developed a portable device to be utilized in facilitating a retentive means of teaching the required knowledge, skills and attitude of students in the wiring, installation and troubleshooting of FDAS and to encourage training institutions to incorporate this training device in their training programs and institution. This study evaluated the training device to determine its acceptability in premises of design, performance, and safety. The evaluation purposively involved seven senior high school faculty who were teaching electrical installation subjects in the Northeastern part of Leyte Province. A mean of 4.937 was obtained from the evaluation of the portable device, and affirmed that the FDAS Trainer is very acceptable to the evaluators. Having a very acceptable rating in the three criterions, it can be inferred that this portable trainer device can be used as an effective training device that can develop knowledge, skills, and attitude of students and trainees in electrical installation classes, auxiliary systems installation classes, and other allied electrical installation programs.
Keywords: FDAS, Fire alarm, Fire detection and alarm systems, Trainer, Technology development

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