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July 6, 2008

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    NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE FIRE PROTECTION ENGINEERING TEAM      
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 Issue No. 347  ISSN 1554-074X       http://www.etnews.org   7-6-2008  
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Contents 
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- News 
- Journal 
- Employment 
- Seminar Schedule 
- Comments & Acknowledgements 
 
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NEWS
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Security Group Worries of New Fire Department Policy
KLAS-TV - Las Vegas,NV,USA
The association represents security companies in Nevada that offer 
fire alarm notification. Wilson is also President and CEO of Alarmco, 
Nevada's oldest ... 
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=8612403&nav=menu102_2 
 
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False fire alarm calls warning
Peterborough - Peterborough,UK
Equally, from 1st April 2008, all new fire alarm systems that are 
connected to an ARC must be designed, installed and commissioned by a 
third-party ... 
http://www.peterborough.net/business/articles/newflame100.asp 
 
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Update Attributes from a Comma-Delimited File
Cadalyst Magazine - Santa Ana,CA,USA
Allen Rehberg of Florida asked for a program to make changes to 
attributes of blocks that are used in a fire alarm drawing. He 
maintains a Microsoft Excel ... 
http://management.cadalyst.com/cadman/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=
524894 
 
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Working Towards an Eco-Friendly Fireworks Display
from the patriotism-through-making-things-explode dept.
posted by Soulskill on Friday July 04, @21:45 (Earth) 
http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/04/2240207 
 
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This week I'll see you in Happyrock. 
 
Have fun! 
 
Mike 
mailto:mike@etnews.org 
 
DL-62,205 AS-11,414 HA-2,602 F9-650 UA-500 CO-500 
 
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THE MOORE-WILSON SIGNALING REPORT 
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Question #1325
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Can the alarm verification feature be activated in a fire alarm 
control unit for duct smoke detectors?

Answer
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There is nothing in the Code that would preclude utilizing an alarm 
verification feature in a duct smoke detector application; however it 
might not be a good idea for the following reasons: Alarm verification 
is a useful feature to prevent nuisance alarms in detectors that are 
subject to transient particles of combustion (smoke) such as someone 
deliberately blowing cigarette smoke at a detector, or dust being 
introduced during a periodic cleaning operation. Nuisance alarms in 
duct detectors are more likely to be caused by dust built up over time 
and the only remedy is to clean the detector and possibly change 
associated duct filters more regularly.

Recognizing the potential for accumulated dust in duct work to cause 
nuisance alarms, NFPA 90A-2002, Standard for the Installation of Air-
Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, permits duct detectors to 
transmit supervisory, rather than alarm signals to the fire alarm 
panel. 
 
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Inc., a leading international provider of engineering and research 
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companies in the private sector, as well as the Department of Defense 
and other governmental bodies. For more information on Hughes 
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Web site address: http://www.haifire.com. 
 
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SEMINAR SCHEDULE
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Contact me to find out how your group can sponsor seminars. 
mailto:mikebaker@afaa.org 
 
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July 8-10, 2008 Los Angeles, CA 
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Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/101_IntFA_LosAngeles_Jul2008.pdf 
 
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July 14-15, 2008 Newark, NJ 
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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July 16-17, 2008 Boston, MA
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Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
Sponsored seminar (closed) 
 
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July 22-24, 2008 San Leandro, CA 
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Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Advanced Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET III & IV) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/101_AdvFA_SanLeandro_Jul2008.pdf 
 
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July 29-31, 2008 Detroit, MI 
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Basic Fire Alarm Seminar 
Fire Alarm Plan Review Seminar 
Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/BasFA_PR_IBC_Detroit_Jul2008.pdf 
 
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August 19-21, 2008 San Francisco, CA  
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Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/101_IntFA_SanFrancisco_Aug2008.pdf 

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August 26-28, 2008 San Jose, CA 
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Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/101_AdvFA_SanJose_Aug2008.pdf 
 
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September 2-4, 2008 Rolling Meadows, IL 
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Understanding NFPA 101 Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/101_IntFA_RollingMeadows_Sep2008.pdf 
 
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September 8-10, 2008 Minneapolis, MN 
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More info to follow ... 
 
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September 16-18, 2008 Anchorage, AK 
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Understanding IBC Fire Alarm Requirements 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/IBC_IntFA_Anchorage_Sep2008.pdf 
 
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September 18, 2008 East Hanover, NJ 
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Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/TI_AFAA-NJ_Sept2008.pdf 
 
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September 23-25, 2008 Laurel, MD 
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More info to follow ... 
 
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September 29 and October 1-2, 2008 Louisville, KY  
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Basic Fire Alarm 
Fire Alarm System Testing and Inspection 
Intermediate Fire Alarm Seminar (NICET I & II) 
http://www.afaa.org/pdf/KYAFAA_Training_September_08.pdf 
 
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