Archives 2005
Issue No. 184
Issue No. 185
Issue No. 186
Issue No. 187
Issue No. 188
Issue No. 189
Survey
Issue No. 190
Issue No. 191
Issue No. 192
Issue No. 193
Issue No. 194
Issue No. 195
Issue No. 196
Issue No. 197
Issue No. 198
Issue No. 199
Issue No. 200
Issue No. 201
Issue No. 202
Issue No. 203
Issue No. 205
Issue No. 206
Issue No. 208
Issue No. 209
Issue No. 210
Issue No. 212
Issue No. 213
Issue No. 216
Issue No. 221
Issue No. 224
Issue No. 225
Issue No. 226
Issue No. 227
Issue No. 231
Issue No. 232
Issue No. 233

  Log In

 

January 23, 2005

                           []< ET NEWS                                 
====================================================================== 
             NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE ENGINEERING TEAM
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Issue No. 187    ISSN 1554-074X     http://www.etnews.org    1-23-2005
====================================================================== 

Contents
--------
- News
- ET News Journal
- Job Opportunities
- Fire Alarm Class Schedule
- Comments & Acknowledgements

======================================================================
NEWS 
======================================================================

Battle is building over update of state's construction code Press-
Enterprise (subscription) - Riverside,CA,USA ... One was the
International Code Council, a Virginia firm ... company that developed
California's previous model code. ... 2003, the 11-member building
standards panel ... 
http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_firecode21.e8db.html

--

Families file lawsuits over Blount Co. assisted living fire WATE.com -
Knoxville,TN,USA ... State records showed that the home passed
previous fire inspections. It didn't have a fire sprinkler system,
which wasn't required by law at the time. 
http://www.wate.com/Global/story.asp?S=2829602

--

Scott City Council votes to change building codes
Southeast Missourian - Cape Girardeau,MO,USA
... city limits. The council adopted International Code Council codes
to replace the Building Officials and Code Administrators rules. ... 
http://www.semissourian.com/story.html$rec=154600

--

Investigators: Sprinkler system caused huge fire at magnesium ... WLS-
Chicago,IL,USA January 16, 2005 (ANDERSON, Ind.) -- Fire investigators
say a magnesium recycling plant's sprinkler system caused a huge fire
that forced thousands of ... 
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/news/011605_ap_ns_IN-plant-fire.html

---------------------------------------------------------------------- 

I'll see you in Rogers, AR this week. 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_IntFA_Rogers_Jan2005.pdf

Have fun!

Mike
mailto:mike@etnews.org

======================================================================
ET NEWS JOURNAL 
======================================================================

SUMMARY OF IFC FIRE ALARM REQUIREMENTS
--------------------------------------

                           MANUAL FIRE ALARM                       
                           ------------------
            Occupancy                            Threshold
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Assembly (A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5)       All with occupant load >= 300

Business (B)                             Total load >= 500 or occupant
                                         load > 100 above/below level
                                         of exit discharge

Educational (E)                          50 or more occupants 
                                         (see exceptions)

Factory (F-1, F-2)                       >= two stories with occupant
                                         load >= 500

High Hazard (H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, H-5)    H-5 occupancies and 
                                         occupancies used for organic
                                         coatings manufacture

Institutional (I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4)       (Exceptions for I-1 & I-2)

Mercantile (M)                           Total occupant load >= 500 or
                                         occupant load > 100 above /
                                         below level of exit discharge

Hotels (R-1)                             All unsprinklered buildings
                                         except <= two stories with
                                         guest rooms having exit
                                         directly to exterior

Apartments (R-2)                         Unsprinklered four stories or
                                         one story below level of exit
                                         discharge or > 16 units
                                         without exits directly to
                                         exterior
                                         NOTE: Occupancies (1 and 2)
                                         require sprinklers


                        AUTOMATIC FIRE DETECTION                    
                        ------------------------
            Occupancy                           Threshold
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
High Hazard (H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, H-5)    Highly toxic gases, organic
                                         peroxides, and oxidizers in
                                         accordance with IFC

Institutional (I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4)       All

Hotels (R-1)                             All except buildings without
                                         interior corridors and guest
                                         rooms having exit directly
                                         to exterior


                  ADDITIONAL FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS                    
                  ----------------------------------
  Section                   Occupancy
---------------------------------------------------------------------- 
IFC 907.2.11       Special amusement buildings
IFC 907.2.12       High rise buildings
IFC 907.2.13       Atrium buildings
IFC 907.2.14       High-piled storage
IFC 907.2.15       Egress-control devices
IFC 907.2.16       Aerosol storage
IFC 907.2.17       Lumber, plywood, and veneer mills
IFC 907.2.18       Underground buildings
IFC 907.2.19       Underground buildings
IFC 907.2.20       Covered mall buildings
IFC 907.2.21       Residential aircraft hangars
IFC 907.2.22       Airport traffic control towers
IFC 907.2.23       Battery rooms          

======================================================================
JOB OPPORTUNITIES 
======================================================================

JOB OPPORTUNITY and SEEKING EMPLOYMENT announcements are provided as a
service. ET News provides a venue for direct contact between job
seekers and employers. ET News is not a placement agency and does not
endorse either job seekers or employers.

Send your announcement to: mailto:jobs@etnews.org or post your own ad:
http://www.etnews.org/index.php?s=257

--

Technical Service Representative II

Monaco Enterprises, a leader in supplying government agencies with
fire and force protection systems is seeking a Technical Service
Representative II.  This position requires journeyman level experience
with all or some of the following: Fire, Security, Mass Notification,
and Control Systems.   Required: Electronics degree and/or NICET
certification in Fire Alarm or related field.  Experience installing,
inspecting, testing systems and training experience preferred.  Must
positively represent the company and products while working
independently interfacing with customers and contractors.  Strong
professional and interpersonal skills required.  Computer skills a
must.  Lots of travel.  Interested & qualified applicants please fax
a resume to 509-924-4980,  E-mail: personnel@monaco.com, or call the
HR Mgr at 509-926-6277, ext. 1330. Website: www.monaco.com. Equal
Employment Opportunity EEO/M/F/H/V  

--

"I am a recruiter for Raytheon Polar Services, and we are currently
seeking a Fire Systems Technician for a contract position in
Antarctica.  We are looking for someone with NICET II certification
and 3-5 years experience."
Contact Name: Keely Marlin mailto:keely.marlin@usap.gov

======================================================================
FIRE ALARM CLASS SCHEDULE 
======================================================================

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

------------------
January 25-27, 2005 Rogers, AR - Co-sponsored by Rogers Fire Dept.
------------------
Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_IntFA_Rogers_Jan2005.pdf

------------------
February 22-24, 2005 Honolulu, HI - Co-sponsored by SFPE-Hawaii
------------------
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/TI_AdvFA_Honolulu_Feb2005.pdf

------------------
February 28-March 2, 2005 Kent, WA - Co-sponsored by Kent Fire Dept.
------------------
Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_IBC_Seattle_Mar2005.pdf

------------------
March 22-24, 2005 Chicago, IL
------------------
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/TI_IntFA_Chicago_Mar2005.pdf

======================================================================
COMMENTS AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
======================================================================

ET News is written nearly every week and almost always sent on Sunday.

Doug Hockinson built the PHP/MySQL ET News website -> http://phpvs.com

Subscribe to Moore-Wilson Signaling report -> http://tinyurl.com/5y23n

Purchase NICET Element Review Handbook online http://tinyurl.com/28ldd

Purchase NFPA, ICC, and more on line http://www.etnews.org/index.php?s=461

Purchase new & used codes & standards on eBay http://tinyurl.com/36zzk

----------------------------------------------------------------------
Some information may be found within this email message that is
reprinted with permission from one or more of the following; NFPA 70
National Electrical Code(r), NFPA 72(r) National Fire Alarm Code(r),
NFPA 101(r) Life Safety Code(r), Copyright(c) NFPA, Quincy, MA 02269.
This reprinted material is not the complete and official position of
the NFPA on the referenced subject, which is represented only by the
standard in its entirety. 
======================================================================
+--------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                   Michael Baker & Associates Inc                   |
| 503-657-8888 v || PO Box 737, Gladstone OR 97027 || 503-655-1014 f |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------+
ET News(r) Copyright(c) 2005 by Michael B. Baker. All rights reserved.
Send a link to a friend        
 

 

Home - Clients - Book Store - NICET Level I - NICET Level II - NICET Level III - NICET Level IV - Glossary - External Links - Licensing - Photographs - Employment - Disney Crud(SM) - Archives 2001 - Archives 2002 - Archives 2003 - Archives 2004 - Archives 2005 - Archives 2006 - Archives 2007 - Archives 2008 - Archives 2009 - Archives 2010 - Archives 2011 - Archives 2012 - Archives 2013 - Misc

ET NewsSM content copyright © 2017
by Michael B. Baker. All rights reserved.
ISSN 1554-074X

RSS Content
Some information may be found within this web site that is reprinted with permission from one or more of the following: NFPA 70 National Electrical Code®,NFPA 72® National Fire Alarm Code®, & NFPA 101® Life Safety Code®, Copyright© NFPA, Quincy, MA 02269.

This reprinted material is not the complete and official position of the NFPA on the referenced subject, which is represented only by the standard in its entirety.