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January 29, 2006

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM     
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Issue No. 240    ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   1-29-2006
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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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The Oregon Security & Fire Alarm Association (OSFAA) is holding its
annual Limited Energy Systems Expo on February 15, 2006 at the Holiday
Inn - 25425 SW 95th, Wilsonville, OR. Exit 286 from I-5.  The featured
Keynote Speaker is Bob Jordan, FBI Special Agent in Charge of Oregon
Division.  An industry roundtable and management class follows the
keynote.  The show begins at 7:30 AM for registration and a breakfast
buffet.  CEU Classes run throughout the day with the exhibits opening
at 12:15 PM.  For registration information contact: www.osfaa.org or
call 503-624-6487. 

http://www.etnews.org/docs/2006-LES-EXPO-BROCHURE-ver1214.pdf

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I'll see you in Happyrock, OR this week. 
http://www.ci.gladstone.or.us/

Have fun! 

Mike 
mailto:mike@etnews.org 

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THE MOORE-WILSON SIGNALING REPORT
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Question #1231
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I am an electrical contractor. My license covers all wiring up to 600V.
Are there any other certifications required in order to install or test
fire alarm systems?

Answer
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NFPA 72-2002 Edition has the following to say about certification of
installers.

4.3.3 System Installer. Installation personnel shall be supervised by
persons who are qualified and experienced in the installation,
inspection, and testing of fire alarm systems. Examples of qualified
personnel shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Factory trained and certified personnel
(2) National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies
(NICET) fire alarm level II certified personnel
(3) Personnel licensed or certified by a state or local authority

Note that all the 3 examples use the word "certified". This suggests
that while experience could be documented by resumes and references,
certification is the preferred way to demonstrate competency.

Many electrical contractors are very experienced and proficient at
fire alarm installation; however an AHJ who is not familiar with their
work will want to see validation of that experience. We urge you seek
certification that clearly reflects the depth of your knowledge of
fire alarm systems.

Keep in mind to that certification requirements vary between States
and local jurisdictions, and you may be required to have additional
certifications to those named above depending on where you are working.
Always check local requirements.

Wayne Moore and Dean Wilson are senior engineers at Hughes Associates,
Inc., a leading international provider of engineering and research
services to the fire protection field, including fire hazard and risk
assessment services, fire protection systems design and testing, code
consulting, loss control, and forensic engineering services. Its
clientele includes architects, building owners and manufacturing
companies in the private sector, as well as the Department of Defense
and other governmental bodies. For more information on Hughes
Associates and its services, call (410) 737-8677.
Web site address: www.haifire.com. 

Subscribe to The Moore-Wilson Signaling Report:
http://tinyurl.com/5y23n.

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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.

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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Looking for companies in the following areas to provide subcontract
installation, inspection, and service work of fire, security, and CCTV
systems: 

Baton Rouge, LA
Alexandria, LA
Brookhaven, MS
Washington, PA
Greenville, SC
Charleston, SC
Tennessee
Texas (Lubbock, Houston, Corpus Christi)

Contact:
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Keith S. Morris, SET
Ackerman Security
7585-C Ponce de Leon circle
Atlanta, GA. 30340
P-(770) 903-3548
F-(770) 798-8311
M-(678) 776-0034
 
mailto:Keith.Morris@Ackermansecurity.com

http://www.Ackermansecurity.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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February 7-9, 2006 Lake Mary, FL 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections 
Understanding IBC/IFC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Fire Alarm Plan Review 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/TI_UCR_PR_LakeMary_Feb05.pdf 

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February 7-9, 2006 Brooks, OR 
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Understanding IBC/IFC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IBC_TI_IntFA_Brooks_Feb2006.pdf 

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February 21-23, 2006 Houston, TX 
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Understanding IBC/IFC Fire Alarm Requirements  
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/IBC_IntFA_Houston_Feb2006.pdf 

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March 14-16, 2006 Wichita, KS 
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Understanding IBC/IFC Fire Alarm Requirements  
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
More info to follow ...

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March 21-23, 2006 Rolling Meadows, IL 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/afaa/PDF/TI_IntFA_RollingMeadows_Mar2006.pdf 

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