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August 22, 2004

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             NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE ENGINEERING TEAM            
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Issue No. 165   http://etnews.org   mailto:mike@etnews.org   8-22-2004
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- News
- ET News Journal
- Job Opportunities
- Fire Alarm Class Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements

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NEWS 
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NFPA Releases Fire Service Needs Survey By State
Fire Chief - Chicago,IL,United States
... level breakdowns of the National Fire Protection Association's national Fire
Service Needs Assessment Survey, posted online last month in the NFPA's One-Stop
http://firechief.com/preparedness/state-breakdowns-report89274

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PANEL calls for retrofits to sprinkler high-rises
Contractor Mag - Des Plaines,IL,USA
... recommends that Chicago dump its old and arcane building code and replace it
with either the International Code Council's International Building Code or with
http://www.contractormag.com/articles/newsarticle.cfm?newsid=477

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LOCAL jurisdictions amend fire code to fit their needs
Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott,AZ,USA
... in his jurisdiction a commercial building that encompasses less than 5,000
square feet has to either have one fire hydrant or an automatic fire alarm system or
http://www.communitypapers.com/DAILYCOURIER/myarticles.asp?P=988936&S=400&PubID=12882

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S&P lowers SPX Corp.'s debt outlook to negative
Reuters - USA
SPX, which makes products including fire alarm systems, road compactors, and
power transformers, on Monday reported a slight increase in quarterly profits,
but ...
http://www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5859643

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I'll see you in Happyrock this week.

Have fun!

Mike
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES 
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Place your "job opportunity" or "seeking employment" ad here. 
mailto:jobs@etnews.org

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FIRE ALARM CLASS SCHEDULE 
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August 31 - September 2, 2004 Dallas, TX
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Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_UCR-IBC_Dallas_Aug2004.pdf

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September 21-23, 2004 Anaheim, CA
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Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV)
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_AdvFA_Anaheim_Sep2004.pdf

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September 21-23, 2004 Lafayette, LA
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections Seminar
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/TI_UCR_Lafayette_Sept2004.pdf

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October 5-8, 2004 Laurel, MD
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV)
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
More information is forthcoming.

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October 12-15, 2004 Minneapolis, MN
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections Seminar
Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
More information is forthcoming.

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October 21-22, 2004 Colorado Springs, CO
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_ColoradoSprings_Oct2004.pdf

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October 26-28, 2004 Phoenix, AZ
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV)
Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_ADV_Phoenix_Oct2004.pdf

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