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March 6, 2005

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             NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE ENGINEERING TEAM
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Issue No. 193    ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org    3-6-2005
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Contents
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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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Ignore fire alarm at your own peril
Toronto Star - Canada
On a recent Sunday afternoon, I was in my room reading the paper with
the TV on in the background, when the fire alarm went off. ... 
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout
/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1109717416334&call_pageid=970599119419

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Survey reveals fire safety misconceptions
Bolton Common - Harvard,MA,USA
A nationwide survey conducted by Society of Fire Protection Engineers
(SFPE) reveals that 87 percent of Americans believe, inaccurately,
that they are safer ... 
http://www2.townonline.com/bolton/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=197549

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Two Years After Great White Fire, Federal Agency Issues Safety ...
MTV.com - USA ... the number of on-site fire extinguishers required in
nightclubs, and mandating that both new and pre-existing venues
install up-to-date sprinkler systems to ... 
http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1497719/20050303/great_white.jhtml?
headlines=true

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Fire alarm bid specifications come under fire
Providence Journal (subscription) - Providence,RI,USA
WEST WARWICK -- Town Councilman John Flynn has demanded a council
inquiry into how bid specifications for installing a Town Hall fire
alarm system came to ... 
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14061854&BRD=1718&PAG=461&
dept_id=74409&rfi=6

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Fire stayed in one room, but smoke became killer
The Tennessean - Nashville,TN,USA
... and a sprinkler system.'. NHC attorney David King said he's
gathered evidence showing the lack of a smoke detector in Tolston's
room delayed the fire alarm ... 
http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/05/01/66200521.shtml?
Element_ID=66200521

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I'll see you in Tulsa, OK this week. 

Have fun!

Mike
mailto:mike@etnews.org

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

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March 22-24, 2005 Chicago, IL
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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

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April 5-7, 2005 Boston, MA - Sponsored by New England AFAA
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Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
More info to follow

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April 13-16, 2005 - Phoenix, AZ
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Automatic Fire Alarm Association Annual Meeting 
http://www.afaa.org

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April 19-21, 2005 Brooks, OR - Sponsored by Oregon AFAA
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Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_IBC_Brooks_OR_Apr2005.pdf

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April 26, 2005 Great Falls, MT - Sponsored by Montana State University
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Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar
More info to follow

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May 10-13, 2005 Minneapolis, MN - Sponsored by MN AFAA
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar 
Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_TI_PR_Minneapolis_May05.pdf

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May 17-18, 2005 Denver, CO - Sponsored by Rocky Mountain AFAA
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IntFA_Denver_May2005.pdf

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May 24-26, 2005 Laurel, MD - Sponsored by MD-DC-VA AFAA
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/TI_IntFA_Maryland_May2005.pdf

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