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March 11, 2007

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM     
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Issue No. 279    ISSN 1554-074X      http://www.etnews.org   3-11-2007 
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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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Carter Brothers, LLC Acquires Edwards Service from GE Security ...
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Mother Files Wrongful Death Suit in Fatal Fire
News10.net - Sacramento,CA,USA
Besides alleging no working smoke detector, the suits also claim
negligence because there was no accessible fire extinguisher. ...
http://www.news10.net/display_story.aspx?storyid=25021

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mailto:mike@etnews.org 

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NFPA 72-2007 Changes (Part VI)
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Chapter 7 Notification Appliances
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7.1.7 Notification appliances shall be permitted to be used within
buildings or outdoors and to target the general building, area, or 
space, or only specific parts of a building, area, or space designated
in specific zones and sub-zones. 
(NEW)

7.3.3.2* Notification appliances used for signaling other than fire
shall not have the word FIRE, or any fire symbol, in any form
(i.e., stamped, imprinted, etc.) on the appliance visible to the
public. Notification appliances with multiple visible elements shall
be permitted to have fire markings only on those visible elements
used for fire signaling. 
(NEW)

7.4.1.2* The total sound pressure level produced by combining the
ambient sound pressure level with all audible notification appliances
operating shall not exceed 110 dBA at the minimum hearing distance. 
(DOWN FROM 120 dBA)

7.4.1.3* Sound from normal or permanent sources, having a duration
greater than 60 seconds, shall be included when measuring maximum
ambient sound level. Sound from temporary or abnormal sources shall
not be required to be included when measuring maximum ambient sound
level. 
("TEMPORARY" DEFINED AS LESS THAN 60 SECONDS)

7.4.1.5 Audible notification appliances for alert and evacuation
signal tones shall meet the requirements of 7.4.2 (Public Mode Audible
Requirements), 7.4.3 (Private Mode Audible Requirements), 7.4.4
(Sleeping Area Requirements), or 7.4.5 (Narrow Band Tone Signaling for
Exceeding Masked Thresholds), as applicable. 
(NEW)

7.4.1.6* Voice messages shall not be required to meet the audibility
requirements of 7.4.2 (Public Mode Audible Requirements), 7.4.3
(Private Mode Audible Requirements), 7.4.4 (Sleeping Area
Requirements), or 7.4.5 (Narrow Band Tone Signaling for Exceeding
Masked Thresholds), but shall meet the intelligibility requirements of
7.4.1.4 where voice intelligibility is required. 
(NEW)

7.4.1.7 Audible notification appliances used for exit marking shall
not be required to meet the audibility requirements of 7.4.2 (Public
Mode Audible Requirements), 7.4.3 (Private Mode Audible Requirements),
7.4.4 (Sleeping Area Requirements), or 7.4.5 (Narrow Band Tone
Signaling for Exceeding Masked Thresholds), except as required by
7.4.6 (Exit Marking Audible Appliance Requirements). 
(NEW)

7.4.3.1  Audible notification appliances intended for operation in the
private mode shall have a sound level of not less than 45 dBA at 3 m
(10 ft) or more than 120 dBA at the minimum hearing distance from the
audible appliance.
(DELETED)

7.4.8 Location of Audible Notification Appliances for Wide Area
Signaling. Audible notification appliances for wide area signaling
shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of the
authority having jurisdiction, approved design documents, and the
manufacturer’s installation instruction to achieve the required
performance. 
(NEW)

7.5.2.5 Lights used to signal occupants to seek information or
instructions shall be clear, nominal white, or other color as required
by the emergency plan and the authority having jurisdiction for the
area or building. 
(NEW)

7.5.2.6* The strobe synchronization requirements of this chapter shall
not apply where the visible notification appliances located inside the
building are viewed from outside of the building. 
(NEW)

7.5.4.2 Where low ceiling heights do not permit mounting at a minimum
of 2030 mm (80 in.), visible appliances shall be mounted within 150 mm
(6 in.) of the ceiling.  The room size covered by a strobe of a given
value shall be reduced by twice the difference between the minimum
mounting height of 2030 mm (80 in.) and the actual, lower mounting
height. 
(NEW)

Table 7.5.4.3.1(b)  Room Spacing for Ceiling-Mounted Visible
Appliances  
(LARGER ROOM SIZES ADDED TO TABLE)

7.5.4.3.2 (3)* Two groups of visible notification appliances, where
visual appliances of each group are synchronized, in the same room or
adjacent space within the field of view. This shall include
synchronization of strobes operated by separate systems. 
(NEW)

7.5.5 Location of Visible Notification Appliances for Wide Area
Signaling. Visible notification appliances for wide area signaling
shall be installed in accordance with the requirements of the
authority having jurisdiction, approved design documents, and the
manufacturer’s instructions to achieve the required performance. 
(NEW)

7.10 Tactile Appliances.  
(NEW)

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

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
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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 Plan Review Seminar 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV)  
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/PR_AdvFA_Conshohocken_Pa_Mar2007.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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