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November 14, 2004

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             NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE ENGINEERING TEAM
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Issue No. 177   http://etnews.org  mailto:mike@etnews.org   11-14-2004
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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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Sprinkler Ordinance Close To Passing In City Council
NBC5.com - Chicago,IL,USA
It now appears that Chicago will get an ordinance requiring fire sprinkler
retro-fitting in existing high-rise buildings. The devices ... 
http://www.nbc5.com/news/3901170/detail.html?z=dp&dpswid=2265994&dppid=65193

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Average Ambient Sound Level. The root mean square, A-weighted, sound pressure
level measured over the period of time that any person is present, or a 24-hour
period, whichever time period is the lesser.
Source: NFPA 72-2002 3.3.18

I'll see you in Buffalo this week. 
Have fun!

Mike
mailto:mike@etnews.org


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FAILED NICET WORK ELEMENTS
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POLICY 20. RETESTING OF FAILED WORK ELEMENTS OR PART A OR B EXAMS
(Implemented November 2003) 

Failed work elements and Part A/Part B exams can only be rescheduled for
examination after a period of 120 days has elapsed. Retesting a failed work
element or Part A/B exam will be limited to three attempts in a two-year span to
achieve a passing score.

Source: http://www.nicet.org/about/policies.cfm#policy20

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES 
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Job Opportunity
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Company: Siemens Building Technologies NJ - Mt. Laurel
Requisition ID 15698
Title: Tech Field Service Sr

Specific Requirements: Provides technical service to customer Fire Safety systems
including technical support during the installation and commissioning of new or
expanded systems. Coordinates with contractors in the process of installation of
systems sold by a branch office. Performs system commissioning on systems including
loading software programs and implementing modifications as necessary. Conducts
testing and inspects systems under maintenance agreements. Responds and carries
out to completion any troubleshooting and repairs to assigned customer systems.
Ensures company-owned test equipment and installation equipment is in proper
working order. Returns equipment in need of repair or calibration to the office
in a timely manner. Identifies code issues and non-conformance issues. Makes
recommendations regarding both systems installations and service contract
facilities. Reports daily on activities completed, deferred, requiring further
action or material. Participates in On-Call assignments/ schedules as required.
Acts as a mentor and provides on-the-job training to lower level Field Service
Technicians as assigned. Coordinates with contractors in the process of
installation of systems sold by a branch office. Performs system commissioning
on systems including loading software programs and implementing modifications as
necessary. Conducts testing and inspects systems under maintenance agreements.
Responds and carries out to completion any troubleshooting and repairs to assigned
customer systems. Conducts on-going system operation training for end user
customers.    
  
General Requirements: A.S. degree in Electronics or related field, or equivalent
experience in the installation and maintenance of low voltage electronic systems.
5 years in the installation and maintenance of Fire Safety Products. NICET
Certification Requirements. (National Institute for Certification in Engineering
Technology) Level II - Fire Alarm Certification Level III - Fire Alarm
Certification - Certified - Within 24 months State or local fire alarm planner or
contractor license as required by state regulations within 24 months. Strong
customer service skills. Good verbal and written communications skills. Skilled
in the PC applications and in the use of word processing and spreadsheet programs
Ability to lift seventy-five (75) pounds unassisted. Must have valid state drivers
license.   

For more information on this and other exciting careers at Siemens, please visit
us online at www.siemenscareers.com.  Search for Requisition #15698. Siemens is
an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

Job Opportunity
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Company: Siemens Building Technologies NJ - Mt. Laurel
Requisition ID 18850
Title: Tech Field Service I
  
Specific Requirements: Provides technical service to customer Fire Safety systems
including technical support during the installation and commissioning of new or
expanded systems. Coordinates with contractors in the process of installation of
systems sold by a branch office. Performs system commissioning on systems
including loading software programs and implementing modifications as necessary.
Conducts testing and inspects systems under maintenance agreements. Responds and
carries out to completion any troubleshooting and repairs to assigned customer
systems. Ensures company-owned test equipment and installation equipment is in
proper working order. Returns equipment in need of repair or calibration to the
office in a timely manner. Identifies code issues and non-conformance issues.
Makes recommendations regarding both systems installations and service contract
facilities. Reports daily on activities completed, deferred, requiring further
action or material. Participates in On-Call assignments/ schedules as required.   
  
General Requirements: A.S. degree in Electronics or related field, or equivalent
experience in the installation and maintenance of low voltage electronic systems.
Up to 1 year in the installation and maintenance of Fire Safety Products. NICET
Certification Requirements. (National Institute for Certification in Engineering
Technology) Level II - Fire Alarm Certification Within 24 months State or local
fire alarm planner or contractor license as required by state regulations within
24 months. Strong customer service skills. Good verbal and written communications
skills. Skilled in the PC applications and in the use of word processing and
spreadsheet programs Ability to lift seventy-five (75) pounds unassisted. Must
have valid state drivers license.

For more information on this and other exciting careers at Siemens, please visit
us online at www.siemenscareers.com.  Search for Requisition #18850. Siemens is
an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.

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Place your "job opportunity" or "seeking employment" ad here. 
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FIRE ALARM CLASS SCHEDULE 
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November 17-19, 2004 Buffalo, NY
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Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
Contact Kristie Jesson mailto:kristiel@amherstalarm.com for more information

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November 30-December 3, 2004 Portland, OR
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II)
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_UCR-IBC_Portland_Nov2004.pdf

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December 14-16, 2004 Houston, TX
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections Seminar
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_UCR-IBC_Houston_Dec2004.pdf

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December 15-16, 2004 Albuquerque, NM
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Albuquerque_Dec04.pdf

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January 25-27, 2004 Rogers, AR
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Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II)
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_IntFA_Rogers_Jan2005.pdf

Contact me to find out how your group can sponsor an AFAA seminar.
mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org

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