Careers at VFP Fire Systems

Fire Alarm Helper

Location: Fort Wayne, IN

A Fire Alarm Helper will assist a technician with the their daily duties including inspections, installations and servicing of alarm systems.


- Must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma/GED

- Ability to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen

- Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the job: handling material potentially in excess of 80 pounds; working with tools off scaffolds, ladders, and aerial lifts at heights potentially in excess of 100 feet; working confined spaces and in trenches of eight feet or greater depth; and working in adverse weather conditions

- Excellent near vision - ability to see details at close range

- Strong values and a dedication to working with honesty and integrity

- Strong written and verbal communication skills

- Well-developed active listening, critical thinking, and deductive reasoning skills

- Dependability - must be reliable, responsible, and committed to fulfilling assigned duties


- Installing and servicing alarm panels, audible/visual alarms, pull stations, and detectors for alarm systems

- Understanding the relationship between volts, amps, current, and resistance as well as AC and DC Currents

- Using a digital multi-meter as a tool for troubleshooting ground faults, shorts, and open circuits on alarm systems

- Installing and servicing communicators for monitoring systems

- Inspecting, servicing, and maintaining fire extinguishers

- Learning and assisting in special hazard applications for inspections and service such as clean agent, Vortex, AFFF, and CO2 systems

- Fabricating, assembling, installing, and maintaining conduit, junction boxes, terminals, and equipment for alarm systems

- Cutting, reaming, and bending conduits to specifications using tolls such as saws, levels, reamers, and benders

- Assembling and securing EMT and flexible conduits, fittings, and related equipment, according to specifications, with EMT and squeeze connectors

- Stripping, pulling, and terminating wire to alarm devices using crimps, solder, shrink tubing, tape, wire nuts, and terminal blocks

- Attaching conduits to walls, structures, and fixtures using brackets, clamps, tools, or anchors

- Programming single line circuits, modules, sensors, and input/output devices for alarm panels

- Measuring and marking conduits for cutting and bending

- Laying out full scale drawings of alarm systems, supports, and related equipment following blue prints


APi Group provides competitive compensation and benefits that support the total well-being of you and your family, as well as providing formal learning and development opportunities to continue building great leaders.

Pay Range:

Pay depends on your level of experience and education.

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