Fire Alarm & Sprinkler Systems Training (FASST) Lab

The Fire Alarm & Sprinkler Systems Training Laboratory was developed to provide firefighters, fire inspectors, allied fire protection industry personnel, and property management and building maintenance staff with hands-on training opportunities to learn about various types of fire protection equipment and systems installed in buildings located throughout Fairfax County and the metropolitan region. The approximately 850 square foot modular space can accommodate up to 24 students per class. The training offered includes inspection, maintenance, testing, and operation of the following categories of fire protection equipment and systems:

  • Fire Alarm and Detection Systems (pictured below)
  • Wet, Dry, and Preaction Sprinkler Systems (pictured below)
  • Residential Sprinkler Systems
  • Fire Pump, Pump Controller, and Related Equipment (pictured below)
  • Standpipe Systems
  • Commercial Kitchen Wet-Chemical Hood Suppression Systems
  • High-Rise Fire Command Center

The training laboratory is a public-private partnership, completed at no cost to residents of Fairfax County. It will serve firefighters from numerous metropolitan area fire and rescue departments and will partner with several allied fire protection industry businesses, Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Virginia Fire Services Board, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The laboratory provides an invaluable resource to better help protect the lives and property of residents throughout the metropolitan region.


Sprinkler System Riser Row



Fire Alarm System Scenario Boards



Preaction Sprinkler Systems



Fire Pump Controller & Pump Accessories

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Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Office of the Fire Marshal
10700 Page Avenue
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Telephone: 703-246-4800
Fax: 703-246-6040
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Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided upon request. In addition, materials such as forms and publications may be available in alternate formats. To request reasonable ADA accommodations or materials in alternative formats, call the Office of the Fire Marshal at 703-246-4803 (TTY: 711 or 1-800-828-1120) or write us at the following address: 10700 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030.

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