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May 29, 2005

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             NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE ENGINEERING TEAM
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Issue No. 205    ISSN 1554-074X     http://www.etnews.org    5-29-2005
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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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Market Wire (press release) - USA
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says gas-fueled grills
caused an estimated 600 home structure fires and 3,200 home outdoor
fires in 2001. ... 
http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=87638

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Underwriters Laboratories' Study to Evaluate Fundamental Smoke
Characteristics May Lead to Improved Smoke Alarm Effectiveness 
PR Newswire (press release) - USA
... not-for-profit product safety certification organization reported
its intentions after evaluating recent research presented at the UL
Fire Engineering Advisory ... 
http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story
/05-25-2005/0003689207&EDATE=

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NIST to release more recommendations from World Trade Center ...
Continuity Central (press releases) - UK
... of Standards and Technology (NIST) will conduct a briefing in New
York City on the draft recommendations from its building and fire
safety investigation into ... 
http://continuitycentral.com/news01903.htm

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Wheelchair-user files complaint over access to city hall
Myrtle Beach Sun News - Myrtle Beach,SC,USA
... to doorway widths. "It meets to the letter of the law based on ADA
and international building code," Sease said. Butler uses an ... 
http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/local/
11699112.htm

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UL Announces New Security and Signaling Marks; New Marks ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
... products that have not been evaluated for their performance in
these specific applications," said Chris Hasbrook, general manager of
the UL Fire, Safety & ... 
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=
news_view&newsId=20050517005850&newsLang=en

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After 150 Years Of Research, Discovery Of How Flames Burn Is ...
Science Daily (press release) - USA
... House Fire Spread (August 5, 2004) -- In a recent series of full-
scale laboratory experiments at the National Institute of Standards
and Technology (NIST), it ... 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/05/050516080917.htm

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I'll see you in Happyrock this week. 

Have fun!

Mike
mailto:mike@etnews.org

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I apologize for my recent tardiness regarding the newsletter, email
messages, phone calls, et al. For the past several weeks I've blocked
out everything while finishing the next NICET element review book -
Sprinkler Systems Layout. I'm relieved to say that it's done. I'll
have a proof copy at the NFPA conference in Las Vegas next week.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES 
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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.

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

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JOB OPPORTUNITY
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Precision Alarm located in Seattle Washington area is Looking for a
electronic security / fire alarm technician with a Journeyman level
license. Precision Alarm is a systems integrator with a strong Revenue
background as a leading Notifier fire alarm distributor. 

Please send your resume to Tony Bartling, Operations manager. His
Phone number is 425-697-2116 or his email is tonyb@firesystemswest.com. 

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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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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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June 28-20, 2005 Kansas City, MO
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Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection Seminar 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/PR_TI_KansasCity_Jun2005.pdf

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