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March 4, 2007

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM     
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Issue No. 278    ISSN 1554-074X       http://www.etnews.org   3-4-2007 
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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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Do YOU have an escape plan?
Amity Observer - Shelton,CT,USA
Here are some tips and advice from Woodbridge Fire Department and the
NFPA. Start with having smoke detectors on every floor of your home
and especially ... 
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1342&dept_id=433243&newsid=1788
7544&PAG=461&rfi=9

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Importance of a good quality fire alarm cannot be overstated these ...
Orange Bulletin - Orange,CT,USA
The importance of a working smoke alarm has become more apparent in
the past few weeks as the news of fires and fatalities has increased. 
...
http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?BRD=1661&dept_id=9539&newsid=178853
05&PAG=461&rfi=9

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Smoke detectors work to save lives
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids,NC,USA
"I've been with the fire department for 21 years and I have yet to
pull a victim from a house that had a (working) smoke detector,"
Dickens said. ...
http://www.rrdailyherald.com/articles/2007/02/19/news/news1.txt

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I'm pleased to announce the completion of the Special Hazards
Suppression Systems NICET Element Review Handbook.  The book is
currently at the printer and will be available for sale in March.
For more information including where you can purchase them, visit
http://www.etnews.org/index.php?s=5. 

Have fun!

Mike
mailto:mike@etnews.org 

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NFPA 72-2007 Changes (Part V)
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Chapter 6 Protected Premises Fire Alarm Systems
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6.8.5.11.1 Exception No. 2: Tamper resistant screws or other approved
mechanical means shall be permitted for preventing access to junction
boxes and device covers installed outside of buildings.
(TAMPER RESISTANT REPLACES TAMPERPROOF)

6.8.6 Fire Alarm and Mass Notification System Notification Outputs.  
(ADDED "MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM NOTIFICATION")

6.8.6.2* Notification Appliances in Exit Stair Enclosures, Exit
Passageways, and Elevator Cars.  Notification appliances shall not be
required in exit stair enclosures, exit passageways, and elevator cars
in accordance with 6.8.6.2.1 through 6.8.6.2.4.  
(MATERIAL ADDED TO ANNEX A TO CLARIFY THE PURPOSE OF NOTIFICATION
APPLIANCES IN STAIRWELLS)

6.9* Emergency Voice/Alarm Communications.
(CLARIFIED AND SIMPLIFIED THE "SHALL" LANGUAGE WHILE ADDING
EXPLANATORY MATERIAL TO ANNEX A)

6.10.1.16* All circuits necessary for the operation of two-way
telephone communication systems shall be installed using one of the
following methods: 
 (1) A 2-hour fire rated circuit integrity (CI) cable 
 (2) A 2-hour fire rated cable system (electrical circuit protective
 system)  
 (3) A 2-hour fire rated enclosure  
 (4) Performance alternatives approved by the authority having
 jurisdiction  
 (5) Buildings fully protected by an automatic sprinkler system
 installed in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation
 of Sprinkler Systems, with the wiring or cables installed in metal
 raceways and in accordance with Article 760 of NFPA 70 
(NEW)

6.10.2* Two-Way In-Building Radio Communications Enhancement
Systems. 
(NEW)

6.16.5.2* If connected to the fire alarm system serving the protected
premises, all detection devices used to cause the operation of HVAC
systems smoke dampers, fire dampers, fan control, smoke doors, and
fire doors shall be monitored for integrity in accordance with 4.4.7. 
(NEW ANNEX A MATERIAL)

6.15.5.3  Connections between fire alarm systems and the HVAC system
for the purpose of monitoring and control shall operate and be
monitored in accordance with applicable NFPA standards. Smoke
detectors mounted in the air ducts of HVAC systems shall initiate
either an alarm signal at the protected premises or a supervisory
signal at a constantly attended location or supervising station.
(NEW ANNEX A MATERIAL)

6.16.7.3* For all exits connected in accordance with 6.16.7.1 and
where batteries are used in accordance with 4.4.1.5.1(1) as the
secondary power supply, the batteries shall not be utilized to
maintain these doors in the locked condition unless the fire alarm
control unit is arranged with circuitry and sufficient secondary power
to ensure the exits will unlock within 10 minutes of loss of primary
power. 
(CLARIFICATION LANGUAGE WAS ADDED)

6.16.7.4 Locks powered by independent power supplies dedicated to lock
power and access control functions and which unlock upon loss of power
shall not be required to comply with 6.16.7.3. 
(NEW)

6.16.7.6 All doors that are required to be unlocked by the fire alarm
system in accordance with 6.16.7.1 through 6.16.7.5 shall remain
unlocked until the fire alarm condition is manually reset. 
(NEW)

6.16.8* Exit Marking Audible Notification Systems.  
(NEW)

6.18 Mass Notification Systems. See Annex E.
(NEW)

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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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FIRE ALARM CLASS SCHEDULE
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March 20-22, 2007 Conshohocken, PA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections Seminar  
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II)  
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/PR_AdvFA_Conshohocken_Pa_Oct2006.pdf 

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March 27-29, 2007 Spokane, WA 
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Fire Alarm System Testing & Inspections Seminar  
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II)  
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_IntFA_Spokane_Mar2007.pdf 

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April 3-5, 2007 San Leandro, CA 
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Basic Fire Alarm Seminar  
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II)  
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_IntFA_SanLeandro_April2007.pdf 

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April 10-12, 2007 Rolling Meadows, IL  
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Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements   
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II)  
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IBC_IntFA_RollingMeadows_Apr2007 
 
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