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July 21, 2002

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    A NEWSLETTER FOR FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS
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Volume 2 Issue 29                                      7-21-2002
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Contents
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- FPET News
- FPET Journal
- NICET Test Dates
- AFAA Class Schedule
- Comments and Contacts

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This coming Saturday, 7/27/02, is a mail deadline date for those of you
applying to test at Clackamas Community College or 
Bates Technical College on 9/14/02.

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I taught my last NICET Test Preparation Seminar yesterday. Dean Reed
will provide these seminars in Seattle, Spokane, and Portland
henceforth. His seminar schedule is posted here -> http://www.lerc.org
or you can reach Dean here:
Dean Reed, CET
(206) 935-8950 voice/fax
(206) 953-8240 cell
mailto:bubba@oz.net

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I appreciate all of your kind words regarding my new job; thank you!

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FPET JOURNAL
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NICET Fire Alarm Systems Level II
33013* BUILDING CODES
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33013 is a Level II General Non-Core Work element.

(*) Crossover credit exists in selected other fields/subfields for this
work element. Read information on crossover work elements on pages 4 and
5 of the Program Detail Manual
http://www.nicet.org/nicetmanuals/alarms.pdf.

33013 DESCRIPTION
Understand building codes and their enforcement. Know the
inter-relationship of building codes and installation standards. Review
building codes to determine NFPA standards adoption and special
requirements for fire alarm systems. Understand options of "trade-offs"
available with regard to the elimination of sprinklers when automatic
smoke detection systems are provided. For a particular building, compile
information in tabular form that describes all trade-offs available
under a model building code. (NFPA 101, Basic/National Building Code,
International Building Code, Standard Building Code, Uniform Building
Code, Fire Protection Through Modern Building Codes, Fire Protection
Handbook, NEMA Guide to Code Requirements for Fire Protective Signaling
and Detection Systems)

33013 REFERENCES:
NFPA 101
http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?category%5Fname=&pid=10100
Basic/National Building Code
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9995784114/b4ubuildcom/104-869285
1-5692758
International Building Code http://www.bocai.org/shop/shop_alpha.htm
Standard Building Code
http://www.sbcci.org/store5/merchant.ihtml?pid=117&lastcatid=81&step=4
Uniform Building Code
http://www.icbo.org/wsnsa.dll/prodshow.html?prodid=100S97&stateInfo=giJf
jdVhbcAccknx3704|4
Fire Protection Through Modern Building Codes
http://odin.syscomsrv.com/aisishop/product.asp?dept%5Fid=55&top%5Fdept%5
Fid=2005&pf%5Fid=Z%2D6
Fire Protection Handbook
http://www.nfpa.org/catalog/product.asp?category%5Fname=&pid=fph1897
NEMA Guide to Code Requirements for Fire Protective Signaling and
Detection Systems
http://global.ihs.com/doc_detail.cfm?customer_id=%21%25%40%2CN%0A&shoppi
ng_cart_id=%27%25X%5B%2EJ0HMY%40%20%23%0A&country_code=US&lang_code=ENGL
&document_name=NEMA%20GUIDE%20TO%20CODE%20CD&input_doc_number=&input_doc
_title=NEMA%20Code%20Requirements%20for%20Fire%20Detection%20Systems

33013 DESCRIPTION BREAKDOWN:
"Understand building codes and their enforcement. Know the
inter-relationship of building codes and installation standards. Review
building codes to determine NFPA standards adoption and special
requirements for fire alarm systems. Understand options of "trade-offs"
available with regard to the elimination of sprinklers when automatic
smoke detection systems are provided. For a particular building, compile
information in tabular form that describes all trade-offs available
under a model building code."

A building code is a law that sets forth minimum requirements for design
and construction of buildings and structures. These minimum requirements
are established to protect the health and safety of society. There are
two types of building codes:
1) Specification codes spell out in detail what materials can be used,
the building size, and how components should be assembled.
2) Performance codes detail the objective to be met and establish
criteria for determining if the objective has been met.

The requirements contained in building codes are generally based upon
the known properties of materials, the hazards presented by various
occupancies, and on previous experiences.

A building code is law. Because of code complexity, many jurisdictions
adopt model codes instead of writing their own.

Four independent groups have developed model codes:
1) International Code Council (ICC)
2) International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO)
3) Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI)
4) Building Officials and Code Administrators (BOCA)

Within the scope of the police power of state government is the
regulation of building construction for the health and safety of the
public, a power usually delegated to the local governments within the
state.

The application of building code requirements usually applies to new
construction and major alterations to a building. Building code
application typically culminates in the issuance of an occupancy permit.
After occupancy, fire prevention codes usually apply.

Many of the requirements found in building codes are excerpts from, or
based upon, the standards published by nationally recognized
organizations. Numerous NFPA standards are referenced by the model
building codes and are given the status of statutory law when the
standard is adopted.


THE INFORMATION HEREIN IS PROVIDED AS A GUIDE ONLY AND IS INTENDED TO
ASSIST YOU IN PREPARING FOR AN EXAM. IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE INCLUSIVE
OF ALL INFORMATION THAT MAY BE ON AN EXAM BUT RATHER IT IS INTENDED TO
BE A SMALL SAMPLE OF THE KIND OF MATERIAL THAT YOU MAY BE EXPECTED TO
KNOW.

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NICET TEST DATES
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OREGON
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PCC Sylvania, Portland;
Test 7/27/02. Postmark deadline 6/8/02.
Test 11/16/02. Postmark deadline 9/28/02.

Clackamas Community College, Oregon City;
Test 9/14/02. Postmark deadline 7/27/02.
Test 11/16/02. Postmark deadline 9/28/02.

WASHINGTON
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Bates Technical College, Tacoma;
Test 9/14/02. Postmark deadline 7/27/02.
Test 12/14/02. Postmark deadline 10/26/02.

Walla Walla Community College;
Test 7/27/02. Postmark deadline 6/8/02.
Test 10/19/02. Postmark deadline 8/31/02.

Spokane Community College;
Test 8/24/02. Postmark deadline 7/6/02.
Test 11/16/02. Postmark deadline 9/28/02.

For a complete list of all test centers and test dates, visit
http://63.70.211.210/cfdocs/nicetschedule.cfm

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AFAA CLASS SCHEDULE 
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August 20-22, 2002 Portland, OR - Co-sponsored by Oregon AFAA
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/ADV_Portland_August2002.pdf

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September 9-12, 2002 College Park, MD - Sponsored by MD-DC-VA AFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspections Seminar 9/9
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_MD-DC-VA_Sept2002.pdf
Automatic Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems Seminar 9/10-12
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_MD-DC-VA_Sept2002.pdf

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September 16-19, 2002 Oakland, CA - Sponsored by CAFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspections Seminar 9/16
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_CAFAA_OAKLAND2002.pdf
Automatic Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems Seminar 9/17-19
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_CAFAA_OAKLAND2002.pdf

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September 26, 2002 Lafayette, LA - Sponsored by LA AFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspections Seminar
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/AHJ_TI_Lafayette2002.pdf

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October 7-10, 2002 Anaheim, CA - Sponsored by CAFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspections Seminar 10/7
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/ADV_TI_Anaheim_Oct2002.pdf
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar 10/8-10
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/ADV_TI_Anaheim_Oct2002.pdf

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November 4-7, 2002 Anaheim, CA - Sponsored by CAFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspections Seminar 11/4
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_CAFAA_ANAHEIM_November2002.pdf
Automatic Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems Seminar 11/5-7
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/INT_TI_CAFAA_ANAHEIM_November2002.pdf

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