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Reprinted from the Fire Alarm Systems Program Detail Manual


Codes and Standards
Relevant Standards

The following organizations issue standards appropriate to this certification program (003 Fire Alarm Systems). The standards below are specifically referenced in the work element listing. Each Fire Protection exam applicant will be mailed a listing of the NFPA standards with his or her exam confirmation letter. This listing will give the edition year of the NFPA standard used in writing the test questions. This information can also be found on NICET's web site.
  • See pages 6 and 21 in [the Program Detail] Manual for additional information concerning publications and standards.
  • This listing is not intended to be complete or representative.
  • In all cases, we suggest that the most current edition of the publication be used.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA 12A Halon Fire Extinguishing Systems
NFPA 13 Installation of Sprinkler Systems
NFPA 70 National Electrical Code
NFPA 72 National Fire Alarm Code
NFPA 75 Protection of Electronic Computer/Date Processing Equipment
NFPA 80 Fire Doors and Windows
NFPA 90A Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems
NFPA 90B Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems
NFPA 92A Smoke Control Systems
NFPA 101 Life Safety Code
NFPA 110 Emergency Power Supplies
NFPA 170 Fire Safety Symbols
NFPA 230 Fire Protection of Storage
NFPA 1221 Installation, Maintenance and Use of Public Fire Service Communication Systems
NFPA 2001 Fire Extinguishing Systems, Clean Agent

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
IEEE/ASTM SI 10 Use of the International System of Units (SI): The Modern Metric System

American Institute of Architects
A201 General Conditions of the Contract for Construction 1997

American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ANSI/ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks.
ANSI S12.31 Precision Methods for the Determination of Sound Pressure Loss of Wideband Noise Sources in Reverberation Rooms.
ANSI S1.4 with Amd.S1.4A Specification for Sound Level Meters.

Underwriters Laboratories
UL-217
UL-268
UL-268A
UL-521
UL-864

Selected General References

Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.
Newest (July 23, 2004)

Basic/National Building Code. Building Officials and Code Administrators International Inc. Country Hills, IL.

Bryan, John L. Fire Suppression and Detection Systems (current edition). MacMillan. New York, NY.

Fire Alarm Signaling Systems. National Fire Protection Association. Quincy, MA.

Fire Protection Handbook. National Fire Protection Association. Quincy, MA.

Fire Protection Through Modern Building Codes. American Iron and Steel Institute. Washington, DC.

Gagnon, Robert M. Design of Special Hazard and Fire Alarm Systems. Delmar Publishers. Albany, NY.

General Conditions of the Contract for Construction. American Institute of Architects. Washington D.C.

International Building Code.

IRI Information Sheets. Industrial Risk Insurers. Hartford, CT.

NEMA Guide for Proper Use of System Smoke Detectors. National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Alexandria, VA.

NEMA Guide for Proper Use of System Smoke Detectors in Duct Applications. National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Alexandria, VA.

NEMA Guide to Code Requirements for Fire Protective Signaling and Detection Systems. National Electrical Manufacturers Association, Alexandria, VA.

NFPA Inspection Manual. National Fire Protection Association. Quincy, MA.

NSCA Audio Systems Technology Level I and II. Indianapolis, IN (generic crossover elements)

OSHA Safety & Health Standards 29 CFR Parts 1929/1910.

Poage, Waller S. Building Professional's Guide to Contract Documents. RS Means Co. Kingston, Massachusetts.

Safety Code for Elevators, Dumbwaiters, Escalators and Moving Walks, (ANSI/ASME A17.1). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. New York, NY.

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering. Available from National Fire Protection Association. Quincy, MA.

Standard Building Code. Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. Birmingham, AL.

Standard First Aid and Personal Safety. American Red Cross. Washington, D.C.

Training Manual on Fire Alarm Systems. National Electrical Manufacturers Association. Alexandria, VA.

Transient Voltage Suppression. Harris Semiconductor. Melbourne, FL.

U. L. Electrical Construction Materials Directory. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Northbrook, IL.

U. L. Fire Protection Equipment Directory. Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. Northbrook, IL.

Uniform Building Code. International Conference of Building Officials. Whittier, CA.
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